[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #24673: provide mainline supported rename of wp-login

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Tue Apr 1 11:21:45 UTC 2014

#24673: provide mainline supported rename of wp-login
 Reporter:  jorhett       |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  reopened
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:
Component:  Security      |     Version:  3.5.2
 Severity:  critical      |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  close         |     Focuses:

Comment (by SergeyBiryukov):

 Replying to [comment:23 jorhett]:
 > the authentication mechanism is one of the most expensive queries, so
 10k hits in a minute and your wordpress install is dead without even
 breaking in successfully.

 I'd argue that an authentication request is less expensive than a 404
 error page on most sites (3 simple queries vs. 25 or more potentially
 complex ones, depending on the theme).

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/24673#comment:26>
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