Safer Cookies Plugin For WordPress

As you might know, when you log in to a WordPress blog a session cookie is created that serves as a kind of authentication “key”. This is what lets you stay logged in and access various areas of the dashboard without having to enter your password every time. However, if a hacker was to get this cookie from your computer – e.g. via some kind of cross-site attack – he would be able to use it to get into your blog.

Safer Cookies is a WordPress plugin that ties the session cookie to the user’s IP address, which ensures the cookie can’t be used to access the admin panel from another computer. Use it to make your blog more secure and resistant to hackers. It’s easy – the plugin functions in a “set and forget” manner, just activate it and enjoy :)

Download Plugin

safer-cookies.zip (1 KB)
Requirements : WP 2.5+

You will need to log in again after you activate this plugin. This is normal and shows that the plugin is working. On the other hand, you probably shouldn’t use this plugin if your IP address changes very often, as you’ll need to log in anew every time that happens.

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29 Responses to “Safer Cookies Plugin For WordPress”

  1. Matrix says:

    I (stupicly) installed and activated the plugin, then read about the staitc/dynamic IP!
    I cannot login anymore “Too many failed login attempts. Please try again in xx minutes.”
    How do I overcome this problem??

    I allready deleted the safer-cookies directory in Content/plugins with FTP, but still no login possible.

    My bad, but how do I solve this???

  2. Matrix says:

    @myself

    Problem solved! pfeeewww!!!!

    Waited 15 minutes, cleared all cookies and login was possible.
    Great plugin do, but not for me anymore..hehehe

  3. White Shadow says:

    Ah well, I’m glad it worked out okay.

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  5. vpnso says:

    I just wrote a plugin to avoid multi login for one user simultaneously,please take a look at it: http://vpnso.com/vpnblog/?p=1

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  7. thietkelogo says:

    Safer Cookies not working WordPress ver.3.2.2

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