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      35 comments  ·  Feature Suggestions » Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      We have serious doubts this function can really increase server security:
      1) Plesk has built-in protection against brute-force on login – it will lock the login form. So no one can try multiple attempts
      2) Arbitrary login name adds very little guess-complexity to a proper password. If you have concerns for your login brute-forced – add another 5-7 characters into your password and feel safe.

      As changed login name is still very likely to be some sort of vocabulary word or derived from your other account name – this function would only give a false sense of better security. Your security strength is in complex password, not in a complex login name. If you have one good password, you don’t need to treat login as your “second password” – one good password is enough.

      As for concerns that default password requirement is set in “weak”, that fail2ban module is not…

      David Venancio commented  · 

      I am very sorry, but I have to disagree totally.
      If we can change the "admin" username, of course it will add more complexity to brute force attacks.
      Statistically can even change the fact that Joomla will be less targeted than it is now.

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