The plugin provides two services:
- IP address filtering
- Detection of password probing attempts
IP address filtering:
Allows/Denies access to the gallery to specified IP address ranges. Detects repeated failed login attempts and blocks access to the IP address used in these attempts.
This does not block access to validated users, only anonymous visitors. But a user will have to log on via the admin pages if out of the IP ranges as he will get a Forbidden error on any front-end page including a logon form
Hackers often use probing or password guessing to attempt to breach your site This plugin can help to throttle these attacks. It works by monitoring failed logon attempts. If a defined threashold is exceeded by requests from a particular IP address, further access attempts from that IP accress will be ignored until a timeout (...)