This article describes how to use cPanel's Leech Protect feature to help prevent users from publicly posting their username and password.
When users publicly post their username and password, unauthorized visitors can use their credentials to access secure areas of your web site. This practice is known as leeching.
cPanel provides protection against leeching by limiting the number of times that a user can access a secure area of your web site within a two-hour period. For example, you can limit users to four logins over a two-hour period. If users exceed the login limit, you can redirect them to another URL, send an alert e-mail, or even disable their account.
To enable leech protection for a directory, follow these steps:
Click the name of the directory that you want to protect.
To disable leech protection for a directory, follow these steps:
Click the name of the directory for which you want to disable leech protection. Directories that have leech protection currently enabled have a small image of a shield next to them.
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