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     Hosting providers worldwide report they’ve been seeing systematic attacks on WordPress blogs, as well as Joomla users using ‘dictionary attacks’ – ‘it’s doorknob rattling, but on an industrial and international scale’. Tireless cybercrime and underweb reporter Brian Krebs has published a list of sample WordPress usernames and passwords used in this attack, courtesy of security breach cleanup company Sucuri. The top 13 generically-chosen dictionary entries for username and password are as follows:

 Notice also that the attackers are focusing on the username admin, used in 90% of the login attempts, because it’s the default WordPress administrative username. A username shouldn’t be considered a secret same goes to your password. 

It is very important to use username other than describe above and use a stronger password.  A password that is difficult to detect by both humans and computer programs, effectively protecting data from unauthorized access. A strong password consists of at least six characters (and the more characters, the stronger the password) that are a combination of letters, numbers and symbols (@, #, $, %, etc.) if allowed. Passwords are typicallycase-sensitive, so a strong password contains letters in both uppercase and lowercase. Strong passwords also do not contain words that can be found in a dictionary or parts of the users own name.


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Article ID: 53
Category: System Status
Date added: 2013-04-22 15:37:36
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