CAPTCHA: The First and Easiest Step to WordPress Security
Easiest Step to WordPress Security
A CAPTCHA plugin is a simple first step security solution that protects your WordPress website login and forms from hacking and spam attacks via computer-based hacking programs. It can be used to protect logins, registration, password recovery, comments and can protect most contact forms.
CAPTCHA is a MLA (Multi-Letter Acronym ) 🙂 It stands for (Completely Automated Public Turing Test To Tell Computers and Humans Apart) Users are required to complete a math equation or reproduce some distorted characters before the form or login can be submitted.
One of my favorites is CAPTCHA By BestWebSoft https://wordpress.org/plugins/captcha . You can find it here or simply search for it under plugins in you WordPress editor.
There’s really no excuse for not having a CAPTCHA. It’s really a no-brainier.