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I'm starting to hear from clients and students about the news of the security issues and brute force attacks against WordPress. I've heard from others on Joomla and Drupal that they are also being attacked, so this is not exclusive to WordPress.
If you or your clients are worried, here is what you most need to know:
Matt Mullenweg has addressed this issue and here are some other "official" references.
WordPress.org Support Forum Post on Brute Force Attacks
WordPress Codex Article on Brute Force Attacks
I'm working on an article about this to hopefully release tomorrow, but wanted to give you all a heads up.
UPDATE: The post is The Brute-Force Password Attack on WordPress Sites.
Edited by Lorelle VanFossen on Apr 23, 2013 10:52 AM
There is also this...
Which is one of the best Wordpress security plugins hands down.