Another two examples, from this blog, of why everyone who uses the Internet should protect their work. In the first example I show how many multiple clicks per second have resulted in someone being blocked or throttled (their access slowed down) recently. This is where a bot or a human has repeatedly clicked on a refresh or a new post and where it is possible to imagine someone is trying to cause a system crash.
Needless to say, with the right protection it doesn’t work. Their access is slowed down so that the system is not overloaded or, the best solution for the Russian and Bulgarian IPs, they are blocked completely.
And this example above shows how many have tried to login to my site but some means, either through the login page or through a similar admin command.
This happens to all of us, whether we see it or not. Protection, if you want to keep your site as your site and not have someone take it over or use it to send out spam, is vital!
- Viktoria Michaelis.