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 🙂
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.Related posts :