We are happy to announce the new version 1.4 of WP Security Audit Log WordPress users monitoring and audit log plugin. The main highlight of this version is the improved and more detailed monitoring of WordPress failed logins. In this post you can find what is new and improved in version 1.4 of WP Security Audit Log plugin.
Accurate Monitoring of Failed WordPress Logins
By monitoring WordPress failed logins you can take the necessary evasive action at an early stage thus avoiding any of your WordPress users being hacked. In version 1.4 of WP Security Audit Log the plugin reports for which WordPress username there are failed logins, thus allowing you to know which WordPress username might be under attack as shown in the below screenshot.
If there is a failed login for a non-existing WordPress username Alert 1003 is generated as shown in the below screenshot.
Refer to the complete list of WordPress security alerts for more information about each alert.
Email Alerts for Failed WordPress Administrator Logins
You can use the Email Notifications premium add-on to configure email alerts for when there are failed logins for the WordPress administrator, or any other user for that matter. As seen in the below screenshot I configured a new trigger to send me an email notification each time Alert 1002 (failed login) is generated and the user has an administrator role.
Other Plugin Improvements for Version 1.4
New Translation – Romanian
WP Security Audit Log is now available in Romanian thanks to Artmotion secure services.
IP Address Validation Checks
We also improved the IP validation checks. From now onwards if the IP address validation check fails the plugin reports “incorrect format” rather than “unkown”. This functionality will help us troubleshooting IP address retrieval issues.
Alert Pruning Options Configured Upon Plugin Activation
The WordPress security alerts pruning options are now configured in the WordPress database upon activation. Previously they were only being saved once the user saves the setting page, hence creating some problems.
Plugin Removes Database Tables Upon Uninstallation
We included a new option in the plugin settings so when enabled the WordPress database tables the plugin creates are deleted upon uninstallation.
For more details about what is new, changed and fixed refer to the WP Security Audit Log change log.
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