How to stop WordPress user registration spams

September. 14. 2012 by admin –  Category: Computers, Internet (No Comments)

After our web software was upgraded to latest WordPress, we got about 600 user registration spams for the last two days, we do have Theme My Login and SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam plugins on register page, that does not stop spams, after some testing, I have found the problem, the Theme My Login plugin create new register page, leave the default pages /wp-signup.php and /wp-login.php pages unchanged, these two default pages are not protected by CAPTCHA verification, hackers automated user registration very easily, the solution is simple, I just removed the two default pages, it works immediately, no more user registration spams.

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