It’s a scary world out there, and lots of people would love to get their hands on your precious WordPress login credentials.
That’s why, according to Wordfence’s survey of people who knew how hackers got into their sites, brute force attacks and password issues accounted for about ~20% of the hacked sites.
Two-factor authentication is one way to absolutely lock down your login page. This is the same security mechanism used by banks and other security-conscious organizations, and I’m going to show you how to add WordPress two-factor authentication functionality to your WordPress site for free.
How Does WordPress Two-Factor Authentication Work?
You’ve probably already encountered two-factor authentication in your life, so I won’t go too deep here.
Basically, two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security to your login process by requiring users to enter an extra code generated by text or a smartphone app when they go to log in.
The idea is that logging in requires both something you know (your password) as well as something you physically hold in your possession (typically a phone – either by text or app, » Read More