Brute Force Attacks – Security Threat to Your Website

DON’T CHECK YOUR WEBSITE ONE DAY AND FIND OUT IT IS GONE!

Password Hack, Brute Force Attack, Security Threat

Your website is vulnerable to attack! These attacks, called “brute force” attacks, crack your website’s password and then modify your files, append files, and add corrupted files to your website resulting in taking down all or part of your website. A brute force attack occurs when an attacker runs a script that attempts to crack a website’s password by attempting to log in to a site with automatically generated passwords at rate of thousands of times per minute.

  • In the past few days, I’ve been reading on online forums that there has been an increase in website “brute force” attacks and they are at an all-time high.
  • The amount of brute force attacks have grown from around 5 million per day at the beginning of the year, to 35 million per day in the second week of September. The majority of the attacks originate from the United States.
  • One of the best ways to protect yourself from a brute force attack is to have a strong password that’s difficult to crack. It’s also a good idea to have some kind of monitoring system in place so you’ll be notified if your website is the target of a brute force attack.
  • Another easy way for attackers to gain control of your WordPress site is through flaws found in older versions. It’s important to stay on top of WordPress update because they often contain important security fixes.

 

I recommend that you install a security program that will provide real-time monitoring, as well as:

  • Brute Force Protection
  • File Change Detection
  • Lock-out of non-authorized users
  • Database backups with restore features
  • Email Notifications

We will take care of this for you to make sure your site is as secure as possible!

Call 410-707-6595 to find out more!

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