Website login security update

Posted on Apr 13, 2013 in News | 0 comments

If when logging in, you find that instead of being forwarded to the login page, a pop up security window appears, please read the following information from our host carefully:

‘Web hosts across the world are currently experiencing a huge DDoS attack that is specifically targeting WordPress installations on shared hosting platforms. A number of other web hosts have started removing access to wp-login; however we don’t want to do this as it means you can’t access your website’s WordPress control panel. We are going to add an extra layer of security to help fend off this attack and still give you access to your control panel. Whilst this attack is on-going, you may find that when trying to login to your WordPress Admin you are prompted for a username and password not previously required (in addition to your usual login details). The credentials for this login are:

Username: protected
Password: wordpress

This automated attack is affecting WordPress websites globally and is not targeted at a particular web host, which is why we’re happy to make the login details above public. As soon as normal service is resumed, this prompt will be removed and the above credentials will no longer be required.’

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