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peterpil19

Errors - persistent attempts to access wordpress login

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Hi,

 

When I look at my servers error logs, I see continuous attempts to access public_html/wp-login.php

All day, every day.

Different IP addresses.

 

Is this common?

Presumably, computers set up to try and break into word-press sites?

I don't have word press so their attempts are in vein.

 

Anything that can be done about it or is it something that I just have to put up with...

 

Thanks,

 

Peter

 


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I would put a captcha on your contact us page too or these same spiders will be sending you a lot of spam.

 

Hi Smoky,

 

Thanks for the suggestions.

 

Peter


Full-time I am the COO of a large retail company in Australia.

In my spare time (what little I have), I enjoy buying, selling, and trading ancient coins and antiquities as a hobby: https://www.ancientcointraders.com.

I am enjoying learning about web-design.

 

osCommerce responsive is the best version of osCommerce.

Download it here: https://github.com/gburton/Responsive-osCommerce

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Yeah, very common. I don't have WP installed either, but every day my server logs up to a dozen 404s when someone is trying to run wp-login.php. I assume it's more likely for spamming purposes than hacking. I add them to my IP Deny list (.htaccess). I just wish it were possible to send some VX nerve gas back down the line, or maybe a 100 Megavolt shock (as these are probably bots rather than humans at the other end).

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