Just got the below email.
I subscribe to a site that tells me if there are sites that may be under attack. This is the e,mail below. I am just letting you know. I don't know if it is true or not.. I also did this WARNING people to NOT click links!!
E,mail below. Just in-case, I am letting you know.
Virtually every web hosting company is currently under attack for the second time this week.
Earlier this week, a lot of hosts had some outages due to a DDOS attack. That’s something only the host can handle.
This time however, the attackers are using a Brute Force Login attack and that is making your sites very vulnerable. (I mentioned WordPress but this actually could easily affect any hosted script.)
If you’re not already using a WICKED GOOD password, now is the time to fix that.
And if you still have an account on your blog with the user ID of “admin” now is the time to fix that!
I would advise installing the free, stable, well-trusted plugin called “Login Lockdown” as well. It’s a well known security plugin but I feel it’s highly needed at this moment. Even if you don’t usually bother with security. Install & activate and it works instantly.
(You can safely ignore that this plugin is old. This one is not a risk. There’s simply been no need to update it as it works so well.)
As soon as I get this email out to you, I’m going to write a blog post about Login Lockdown. You’ll find it at http://just-ask-kim.com/wp-login-lockdown/ as soon as it’s finished.
In Service To Your Safety
~ Kim ~
PS: Got questions? Drop by my Facebook Page wall and jot them there and I’m happy to answer as I can… see you there! https://www.facebook.com/Ask.Kim
The blog I need help with is prayingforoneday.wordpress.com.