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my log files show repeated attempts to log in to wordpress which i don't use. is it safe to have the following on my site (named wp-login.php)?

<title>PHP Test</title>
<?php echo '<p>Hello World</p>'; ?>
i don't know anything about php but i don't see how anyone could hack my site with this.
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Re: [delicia] wordpress login attempts In reply to

That's actually quite normal. Basically, its people trying to force their way into your site. They look for standard combos of URLs (for example, /wp-login.php ), and enter login details to try and brute force their way in. If you have no protection, then this is how hackers sometimes get in (or have stupidly simple login details like admin/1234). I used to block them, but in the end just gave up as it was too much like whack-a-mole, and wasted my time and server resources.

For you - I would just ignore it. You could make that wp-login.php and put something like:

Sod off wannabe hackers - we don't use crappy Wordpress

If you really wanted to haha


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Re: [Andy] wordpress login attempts In reply to
i like it! Laugh