How to Protect WordPress Login Page

Protect WordPress Login Page

Being the number one1 CMS in the world, websites running WordPress are a great target for hackers who want to take control of other people’s websites. Hackers will ask for a ransom, sell personal information that belongs to the site’s owner/s and it’s users, distribute malware, send spam or simply, to eliminate competitors.

One very popular way of getting administrative access to a WordPress site is by attacking the login page.

Thy name is wp-login.php.

We all know it and you should know that everyone knows it. Hackers will use it since it’s the gateway to your site and you should do your best to Protect your WordPress Login Page.

Using a technique called Brute Force Attack, hackers take advantage of a few weak points that come with every WordPress installation. You should harden those weak points as soon as possible to keep intruders outside and your site safe and protected.

In this tutorial, you will learn How to Protect WordPress Login Page from Brute Force Attack

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Keyy Review: Best Clef Alternative

Keyy Review: Best Clef Alternative

I still remember the excitement that I felt when I found out about Clef, the no-longer-available two-factor authentication app that helped me get rid of the password that I use to login to News47ell’s admin dashboard. It was magical, but sadly, the excitement didn’t last for too long. Clef shut down and the team moved to join Twilio to work on Authy.

I was left with the same old, boring login method for my site.

Today, I get to be excited again thanks to the great people over at UpdraftPlus because they released their promised app they claim is going to be the heir of Clef.

Keyy two factor authentication, a brand new WordPress plugin, iOS & Android app by the developers of the popular WordPress backup plugin UpdraftPlus, is going to bring back the good old days of not having to enter that hard to remember password 1 every time I want to login to my admin dashboard.

So go ahead and read my Keyy Review: Best Clef Alternative and kiss your WordPress login password goodbye

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UpdraftPlus Working on a Clef Alternative Called Keyy

Clef Alternative
UpdraftPlus released their Clef Alternative: Keyy. You can read my full review here.

The people over at UpdraftPlus have been hard at work making a Clef alternative. For those of you who don’t know what Clef is, it was one of the best, coolest and most innovative two-factor authentication apps that I have ever seen in my life.

With its blue signature bar-code, Clef managed to become the favorite two-factor authentication app amongst many people in the WordPress community because of the following reasons:

  1. Easy to pair your WordPress site with your Clef account using your phone’s camera.
  2. Easy to log in using your camera by scanning their uniquely designed barcode.
  3. Ability to hide login form, disable passwords and make Clef the only way to log in.
  4. Set up timed sessions.
  5. Sign out of your WordPress site from the app.

Now that it’s gone, people are looking for an alternative. There’s one company out there that dared to make a Clef alternative and that company is called UpdraftPlus.

So let’s take a look, who are they? What do they do? And how are they going to make a Clef alternative that is worth using?

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What's Your Favorite Two Factor Authentication App on iOS?

Since I started this site, I’ve reviewed many Two Factor Authentication apps for iOS, such as Authy with it’s ability to sync your login key between devices, Clef with it’s unique barcode scan that allow you to easily login to your accounts, LaunchKey that gives you the ability to login to your account with your fingerprint or by Face Recognition, and the famous 1Password app that helps you organize your passwords.

And now I want to know, What’s Your Favorite Two Factor Authentication App on iOS?

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LaunchKey Introduce Facial Recognition feature

The guys at LaunchKey were busy lately introducing new features for their Two-Factor Authentication solution for services like Gmail, Dropbox and also WordPress.org.

A While back they introduced Finger Print Authentication for Android users using Samsung Galaxy S5.

Now they are back again with a great update for iOS users, by introducing Facial Recognition feature that will allow you to login to your WordPress site for example using your face as an authentication method.

What’s New in Version 1.2.3
New biometric Facial Scan factor allows you to authenticate with your face.

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Authy Introduces Authy Extension for Google Chrome

Authy is a Two Factor Authentication app for iOS & Android done the right way.
It’s the reason why I’ve ditched Google Authenticator app like I’ve never ditched anything before.
A while ago I wrote a detailed review about it, explaining all the things that made me switch from Google Authenticator.
How to setup Authy on multiple devices, and displayed how Authy can even protect your WordPress site by using Authy Plugin.

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Say hello to Clef, and goodbye to Passwords.

Whether you are a WordPress site owner, a Google or a Twitter user, or even Facebook and specially if you use all these services, you should make sure that you have Two-Factor Authentication enabled, and you must give Clef a try to see how you and everybody else can secure your account even more, make log in more fun, and forget about your password. So sit back and relax, bcuz this what Clef will help you achieve.

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Authy review: Google Authenticator App alternative

Google Authenticator App alternative

I’m sure a lot of people who really care about their privacy, securing their accounts in every possible way, have Two-Factor Authentication enabled.

A lot of online services these days are implementing this feature. Buffer was the last service to enable this feature after they were compromised.

For those of you who don’t know what Two-Factor Authentication is you can read my article here. I explain what Two-Factor Authentication, different types of authentication and the sites that support it.

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What is Two Factor Authentication?

Two Factor Authentication

Two factor authentication is a way of verifying a user’s identity using two factors: 1) something they know, 2) something they have. It’s a second layer of security to ensure that no one can access your account. You can think of it as a second password.

If you have a bank account and used online banking, then you have used Two factor authentication. It’s the code that is sent to your phone to verify your identity. This is just one way of getting that code, out of five.

The other way is by using a Two factor authentication app. An example of that would be 1Password, Authy or Google Authenticator. Services like Google, MailChimp and Lightning Base allows you to pick an app as your authentication method.

You can also get the code by an automated phone call, an email or by a hardware token such as the RSA SecureID.

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