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Login Page of your website is certainly one of the most vulnerable page of your site.A hacker, simply needs to know the login URL, username and password to gain access to an admin page. However, you cannot protect the login page by specific technique, you needs to consider more than one steps in protecting your login area. Let us consider the various steps below
Wired and Secure Password and Username
Brute forcing is one of the common method to hack your website. It is a trial and error method used by application programs to decode encrypted data such as passwords.
To protect your site from this kind of hacking technique, you need to have strong and secure password. Remember, most commonly used passwords are not secured.For Example: ‘1234567890‘. This password is easy to guess and break. Your password and username must be large, unique and wired. Something like this ’64TVG604p^GPxU’
Customize Login Page
Usually, the URL address of any login page ends with ‘admin’ or ‘login’ keyword at the end. Change this URL address to hide your login page from the hackers.Something like this: ‘xyz.com/FHTG‘. Here, the keywords highlighted in the bold alphabets are the new address of your login page.Never use standard and common URL address which is easy to guess.
Next important steps in protecting your login page is SSL. Secure Socket Layer is an extra layer of security which makes information unreadable. Enable this option to make your site more secure and safe.
You can purchase SSL Certificate from your hosting provider or sometimes it also provided as free with your hosting plans.
Limiting Number Of Login Attempts
Limit the number of login attempts on your site. For example: If there is three consecutive failed login, your website will block particular IP address automatically.This is the simplest technique to protect your site from Brute Force hacking.
Add Captcha to form
Captcha is a computer program or system intended to distinguish human from machine input, which intend to hack or spam your website.By adding reCAPTCHA to your login form, you can prevent bot / script from trying to login to your WordPress website. It will add an additional steps to login form. You need to answer this CAPTCHA to get access to your site. It is also possible to add two Captcha on same login page. So we also recommend to use the same to secure your page more.
Never Save Passwords in your Browsers
Whenever you try to login to your site, your browser will ask to save your password for future reference.Please ignore this notification and do not accept it. Never save your passwords in browser. One can easily find the passwords stored in your browser. Yes, it is possible to managed and view passwords store in your browser.
Two Step Authentication
It’s a last step in protecting login page of your site. This will add an additional authentication for gaining access to your site. All banking website are already using this kind of login page. You needs to input the ‘One time Password’ to gain access to your account.
Hope you will follow this all steps to protect your login page from hacking and spam bot.Feel free to contact us if you face the problem in any of the above steps. We will be happy to help you. Further, please share if you are using any other way to protect your login page from hackers.