Brute Force Stop

December 5th, 2013

This plugin provides means to avert Brute-Force-Attacks on your Joomla-Installation. For this purpose, the plugin stores information on failed login attempts, so that when reaching a configurable number of such failed login attempts the attacker’s IP address can be blocked. Furthermore, you can configure notifications about failed logins and blocked IP addresses, as well as a configurable (optionally even adaptive) delay for a failed login attempt.

The component included in the package will allow you to view the blocked IP addresses and manage them, manage whitelists of IP addresses which will never be blocked, viewing failed log attempts and testing the notification.

– pt-PT/pt-BR translations and various fixes by solrac (comproperty247(at)
– ca-ES translations by nouespai
– fr-FR translations by Flying_Lolo
– nl-NL translations and various fixes by Rob van Baal (info(at)
– es-ES translations by Aimagen (info(at)
– ru-RU translations by Raven (ravencrow(at)
– it-IT translations and various fixes by Stefano Buscaglia (info(at)
– old nl-NL translations by Agrusoft

New in Bugfix Release 1.1.1:
– fix installation SQL error
– make package update instead of plugin and component separately

New in Version 1.1.0:
– Adds it-IT translations – thanks to Stefano Buscaglia!
– Updated translations (ca-ES, nl-NL, fr-FR) – thanks to maintainers!
– whitelist (manageable via backend)
– adaptive delay
– option for automatic pruning of old failed log entries
– link to whois information for failed&blocked IP addresses in backend
– use more reliable method to determine clients’ IP address
– some other small fixes

For a full list of changes in each version see the Changelog at