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How to reduce a possibility of brute force attacks on WordPress

Until the moment when CleanTalk launched a security plugin, I didn’t pay much attention to the security of the admin account of WordPress and relied only on the complexity of the password. The most dangerous thing is when the bots use brute-force; pick up the password to the administrator account of the site. This can

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A brief history of passwords from the P to the S: birth, death and the zombie apocalypse

The attack on the World Trade Center towers on 11 September 2001 claimed the lives of 658 employees of the financial company Cantor Fitzgerald. Its Director Howard Lutnick lost that day his brother, faced with an unprecedented problem. And it wasn’t even that the company’s servers, including backup, was also buried under the rubble. Information

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API Method to Getting Country Code by IP Address.

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new API method. Now you can get a country code to identify the country by IP address by one API call. The API method returns a 2 letters country code (US, UK, CN and etc) or full country name (Germany, Canada) for an IP address. Limit

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CleanTalk launches a project to ensure the safety of websites

CleanTalk launches a major project to create a cloud service for the safety of websites. The project will include several functions: protect the site against brute force attacks, vulnerability scanner and virus removal. Each function will have a number of features which help you easily keep the website safe from hackers

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Visualization of attacks, anomalies and security breaches with OpenGraphiti

Those who visit our headquarters in San Jose (Cisco Systems) always amazes large video wall that displays a picture of attacks in real time with the ability to drill after touching certain areas of the screen. However, like any map attacks, and I have collection of already 34, any such visualization is ineffective in rea

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Phishing on a new level: Cloudflare + Protonmail + Unvalidated Redirects – set of young Fisher

“… you come to me, and you ask something, but you don’t ask with respect …” Vito Corleone Phishing is still the most popular and most successful type of hacker attacks. It’s simple, attacked is not the software, not servers, not networks, and the most vulnerable components of information systems – users. I often meet

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Best practices to protect e-commerce sites

Online shopping has always attracted intruders: it is a source of credit card data (now almost irrelevant); user data; data about orders and market trends (consumer demand); a traffic source; manipulation with the discount coupons, etc. An e-commerce site may be attacked as intruders in “free hunting” (non-targeted attack) and by the request of unfair

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Protect SSH from brute-force on any port

Today I was interested in the survey whether it is necessary to move SSH to a nonstandard port. The survey is not as interesting as the way the author @zivot_je_cudo to protect SSH from brute-force password: after wrong connection attempts to block new attempts within 20 seconds. The delay apparently chosen empirically on the basis

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How to strengthen the protection of passwords of “12345” from brute-force attack

Object: Web login form. Given task: to strengthen the protection of the user’s account from the selection of a simple password to his account, using a minimum of resources. What is the minimum of resources? It does not use a table-reference to block by IP-address and User-Agent. Do not use unnecessary requests to the system

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CleanTalk Affiliate Program Update

We have updated our Affiliate Program and made it more profitable for the participants. In our new Affiliate Program, we have increased your pay-off from your first referral payment to 70% and it will be starting with the 11th involved user. You get 10% pay-offs from your next referrals’ payments. You can take part in

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