In this, the first in series of WordPress security quick tips, we discuss why you should change the default WordPress admin username.
Depending on how you installed WordPress, the chances are you have a default user called ‘Admin’. Often people stick with this because it’s easy to remember and they don’t realise the importance of changing it.
One of my customers contacted me recently asking why Wordfence was reporting attempted logins by a user called ‘admin’. It was quite disconcerting for her, but I was able to reassure her this was normal and that’s why I provided her a username she doesn’t like!