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Securing WordPress Login Using HTTP Authentication

Having spent some considerable time and effort cleaning this site after it had been hacked I was determined to make it as secure as I possibly could in an attempt to prevent it happening again.

This is a WordPress site running on an Apache server so one of the numerous measures I implemented was to use HTTP Authentication to password-protect the wp-login.php file.

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Masking a Username in a WordPress Permalink URL

Masking a Username in a WordPress Permalink URL

Like countless other WordPress users I’ve been logging into the installation’s back-end using the admin user I created on day one, albeit with what I considered to be a strong password. But no more.

Having read about the recently publicised botnet that uses the admin user for brute force attacks I thought it was time to beef-up my blog’s back-end security.

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