Protect Your WordPress Website Against Malicious Login Attempts

Last Update: November 24, 2021

Email Received

WordFence sent us an email today listing IP addresses sending out malicious login attempts to WordPress sites.

WA Site Support Ticket Submitted

Because WA provides spam protection at the server level I submitted a Site Support Ticket asking if we should add these IP addresses to our Disallowed Comment Keys Section in the Settings Discussion Section of our WordPress Sites.

WA Site Support Response

Site Support said we could add them to each of our websites for protection.

4 Steps To Add Protection To Your WordPress Website Against Malicious Login Attempts
  1. Log into your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Go to Settings --> Discussion --> Disallowed Comment Keys.
  3. Enter the following IP Addresses in the Disallowed Comment Keys Box. One address per line.

35.183.60.188

54.176.188.51

52.60.189.115

52.52.190.187

52.65.15.196

18.231.94.162

34.209.105.222

34.215.69.55

18.221.206.247

52.64.20.252

13.124.222.242

35.181.87.238

18.229.73.207

13.233.73.212

13.209.28.104

52.42.79.222

13.232.96.15

52.15.212.3

13.58.56.77

18.136.72.135

52.30.16.188

35.178.16.1

18.194.196.202

13.48.53.51

13.53.64.97

34.241.77.13

54.250.87.247

3.8.68.2

18.197.125.181

34.251.241.226

18.184.155.204

35.180.147.121

52.192.73.251

3.8.12.221

35.181.112.20

3.0.115.255

13.228.104.57

13.53.208.18

54.178.182.46

13.211.126.30


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jofa Premium
This option you gave is okay but the "Disallowed Comment Keys Box" is to prevent comments from those IPs. It is different from you preventing log-in attempts.

Wealthy Affiliate is doing a great job protecting mass log-in injection on your WordPress sites. Extra steps you can take is to ensure you re-set your WordPress password regularly.

Also, protect your WA login details (the second way to log in to your WA-hosted websites}.

Regards

John
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jghwebbrand Premium
Thanks for your comments.
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ValerieJoy Premium Plus
Thanks very much for your help.
It's great that you sought advice from Site Support.
I'll take action with that and watch out for any others. I installed WordFence on my site about one week ago. They certainly are up to speed with sending feedback. I will take more notice of them from now on! All the more thanks to you :)

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jghwebbrand Premium
You are so very welcome. Yes Word Fence does monitor security events closely.
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YvonneBray Premium
Wow, so many IP addresses. Thank you for sharing your important information.
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jghwebbrand Premium
You are very welcome.
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Dorrie1 Premium Plus
Great information thanks
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jghwebbrand Premium
You are so very welcome.

Let us know if you have further questions.
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Wow, George! Thanks for the important information!

Jeff
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jghwebbrand Premium
You are very welcome.
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