I’m running a test. In my post on Blocking Kyivstar From Accessing Your WordPress Site from January, I first said that “‘admin’ isn’t a valid username on this blog and it shouldn’t be on yours, either!”. Since then I’ve used similar sentiments a few times, but ever since the original post this blog has been pounded by hackers trying to brute-force their way into the ‘admin’ account. I’m wondering if my use of the word ‘username’ in the post caused them to mistakenly think that ‘admin’ was a real username.
So here goes
The admin username is ‘HackersSuck’
It’s not, really. But lets see if this gets picked up and we see a bunch of attempts with this new, fake username. I’ll let you know how this goes.
UPDATE 6/17/2014: Nothing happened. Not a single bad attempt was logged with the ‘HackersSuck’ username.