Using ‘admin’ as a username is not awesome

And so apparently is demo, adm, and toor

WordPress stopped auto filling in the ‘admin’ username on install a while ago in version 3.7, but that doesn’t mean someone can’t fill it in that way themselves. Here’s a screenshot that shows why this is a bad idea:



I get these bruteforce notifications multiple times a day. Here’s a few other usernames they like to try:

  • demo
  • adm
  • toor
  • user

toor? What the heck is that?

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