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  • Security of login forms

    Posted by Daniel Hunziker on February 23, 2021 at 5:21 am

    Hello David

    I’m just redesigning my login page a little bit. Doing this, I was wondering how secure the login form should be.

    Should I use reCaptcha?
    What about brute-force and how to set it enough secure but not annoying for my customers?
    And other security aspects?

    Which plugins/functions do you use on your login page?

    And with which parameters are they set up? (like e.g. allowed logins with error only 5 times per 10min)

    Thanks for your reply.

    Daniel Hunziker replied 1 year, 9 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • David Risley

    February 23, 2021 at 8:12 am

    I wouldn’t put reCaptcha on there unless a problem arises. In all likelihood, you won’t experience an issue on your login, but reCaptcha has a 100% chance of annoying people when they try to log into your site.

    I don’t do anything special with mine. I change the URL using a plug-in called WPS Hide Login, that way they’re not accessing the default WordPress login script.

    Throttling their login attempts would be enough to ward off a brute force attack, if you’re worried about that.

    • Daniel Hunziker

      February 24, 2021 at 3:28 am

      Thanks David.

      Yes, reCaptcha can really be annoying in my eyes too. I always hate to see it, when I login on a website.

      Then I would say, everything is already fine with my actual set up. Great! 🙂

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