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Site Security

This plugin provides means to avert Brute-Force-Attacks on your Joomla-Installation. For this purpose, the plugin stores information on failed login attempts, so that when reaching a configurable number of such failed login attempts the attacker's IP address can be blocked. Furthermore, you can configure notifications about failed logins and blocked IP addresses, as well as a configurable (optionally even adaptive) delay for a failed login attempt.

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The component included in the package will allow you to view the blocked IP addresses and manage them, manage whitelists of IP addresses which will never be blocked, viewing failed log attempts and testing the notification.

New in Version 1.3.0:
- Allow showing IP address in blocked message
- Show hint to use reset password functionality
- small fixes

For a full list of changes in each version see the Changelog at https://github.com/codeling/bfstop/blob/master/CHANGELOG

Contributors:
- pt-PT/pt-BR translations and various fixes by solrac (comproperty247(at)gmail.com)
- ca-ES translations by nouespai
- fr-FR translations by Flying_Lolo
- nl-NL translations and various fixes by Rob van Baal (info(at)fischertechnikclub.nl/http://www.fischertechnikclub.nl)
- es-ES translations by Aimagen (info(at)aimagen.com)
- ru-RU translations by Raven (ravencrow(at)mail.ru)
- it-IT translations and various fixes by Stefano Buscaglia (info(at)binarioetico.org/http://www.binarioetico.org)
- old nl-NL translations by Agrusoft


Functionality

Attackers get 3 knocks at my administrative login, and then they have to wait 5 minutes. Foils automated brute force attacks.

Ease of use

Simply install, and set 2 config options.

I used this to: Stop automated brute force attacks so my server logs don't fill up and become huge.

Nice plugin


Posted on 27 June 2015
Functionality

Practical, everyone should use, BUT I would also like to see the password the user tried to use to login.

Ease of use

Weird the settings tab tests emails, weird the settings tab tests emails. If there are no settings it shouldn't have a title of settings


Functionality

Great!!

Ease of use

As easy as counting 1-2-3..

Support
I used this to: I use this for all my sites...

Functionality

Works perfectly

Ease of use

Very easy to use.

Documentation

Self explainig

I used this to: Protect my site because i found many login tries in my logs.

A must have!


Posted on 28 March 2015
Functionality

A must have for all Joomla sites!

Ease of use

Ease of Use

Support
Documentation
I used this to: I use this for all my sites.

Thanks a lot!

Should be a core feature


Posted on 11 March 2015
Functionality
Ease of use
I used this to: This should be a core feature. After seeing how many failed login attempts were in my apache error logs, I installed this plugin and am shocked at how many failed logins it's caught in just the past half hour.

problems with 1.3


Posted on 07 March 2015
Ease of use
Support
Documentation
I used this to: I really liked this in joomla 2.5, but when I updated to Joomla 3.3, I installed the new version.Even after manually deleting all files and database tables there was an error on attempting to send an email notification 'class xxx not found in administrator/..../settings.php.

Functionality
Ease of use

Setting are slightly ambiguous.

Support
I used this to: All joomla websites published.

Should be Joomla core


Posted on 14 October 2014

I'm not sure what the likelihood is of someone actually succeeding in logging in to a site, but the idea scared me when I saw the number of attempts to access my site's Apache server. After The first day after installing BFStop, I got so many notices of failed attempts that I set it to send me only 1 message a day and to block the IP permanently after 5 failed attempts. Pretty much all attempts are to the usernames 'admin', 'administrator', or a variation of the url, so I suggest eliminating those even if you don't install BFStop. This extension is easy to understand and implement, and worked without a glitch for me.


This should be Core!


Posted on 30 September 2014

I was unaware that these attacks were happening. When I checked my daughter's site, she had admin accounts that no one could explain. After installing Brute Force Stop, I have seen and blocked 4 attacks in about 2 weeks. The IP is blacklisted now automatically and I suspect the problem is solved. Of course a tight user name and password help tremendously, but Brute force stop bats clean-up. Great Job. This extension should be in the Joomla Core.

Brute Force Stop

Version:
1.3.0
Developer:
Bernhard Froehler
Last updated:
Jun 04 2015
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Uses updater:
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Compatibility:
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