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Brute Force Password Hacks on the Rise of Attacks

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Cyberwisdom Commentary:

The original curated post is from Safe Harbor on Cyber.com

Searchengine Journal revealed that WordFence reported on December 18, a massive brute-force attack which launched 14 million attacks per hour.
Google’s webmaster helps blogs provide a timely tutorial to fix hacked WordPress installations. Their comprehensive tutorial covers several common types of hacking and provides practical advice to reverse hackers folly. However, Google missed an important fix. Hackers sometimes create an administrator-level user, and sometimes FTP-level access. To thoroughly clean your site, you should check your database to identify new users with an elevated level of permissions. <span title=”黑客感染可以徹底清除,但如果不刪除這個黑客訪問點,仍然會返回。

“>Hackers can completely remove the infection, but if you do not delete this hacker access point, will still return.

Another useful tool to check if you are hacked is to use a user agent switch. This is a Chrome browser plugin that will disguise your browser and make it look like you’re Googlebot. <span title=”如果您的網站向Google顯示被黑內容,用戶代理切換器將幫助您發現它。

“>If your website shows hacked content to Google, User Agent Switchers will help you discover it.

You may want to improve your password. Make your password long, use numbers, use symbols, and use mixed-case letters (uppercase and lowercase). Be sure not only to change the CMS / blog password, but also to change the password associated with your domain name registration, hosting account, and email associated with your hosting and domains.

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h/t searchenginejournal.com

Brute Force Password Hacks on the Rise by @martinibuster

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