The Growmap Anti-Spam Protection plugin (GASP) for WordPress is a must-have add-on for all WordPress sites.
Now you can add the same spam-bot protection to your WordPress login form.
What is Growmap Anti-Spam Protection (GASP)?
Simply put, it’s a mechanism for blocking automated spam bot from posting comments on your site.
If you don’t check the checkbox, you can’t submit the form.
Why add GASP to the WordPress login form?
For exactly the same reason as we add it to our comment forms. We have no interest in serving our login forms to bots who will try to find a weakness in your passwords or brute force attack you.
GASP on your WordPress login form protects you against automated, bot-based, brute-force attacks simply by ignoring them completely.
How to add GASP protection to the WordPress Login form?
The original GASP plugin was built to handle comment form submissions. It’s awesome, but that plugin’s application is limited only to WordPress comments.
So we took that same principle and added it to our WordPress security plugin: WordPress Simple Firewall.
To enable this protection on your login form, simply install and activate the plugin, then turn on the ‘Login Protect’ feature.
Then, enable the G.A.S.P Protection option and save. Immediately you will find a new checkbox has been added to your login form.
And it’s that easy!
[Edit 2013/08/22] A few example log entries from our firewall log
Protect your site from brute-force bot attacks today!
You can start protecting your site in under a minute using the WordPress Simple Firewall plugin.
There’s absolutely no reason you should be leaving your WordPress websites vulnerable to attack. The plugin is completely free to use, with no 3rd party API keys and sign-ups necessary.