The Login Lockdown plugin helps protect you from brute force password attacks by disabling the login function for a range of IP addresses alter several failed attempts in a short period of time, as shown in Figure 11-10. (Using the default settings, it will lock you out for an hour after you've failed to enter the right password three times in five minutes.) If you're the sort of person who continually forgets your password, this might not be the plugin for you! However, since guessing at administrative passwords is a common method of breaking into WordPress sites, I recommend that you pick a password you can remember and install this plugin.
ERROR: We're sorry, but this IP range has been blocked due to too many recent Failed login attempts.
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Figure 11-10. An account locked out by the Login Lockdown plugin
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