Notification when someone tries to login to your account
The Community Tech team is releasing a new security feature this week. It will notify you when someone fails to login to your account, which could mean someone else is trying to access it. This project was wish #7 on the 2016 Community Wishlist Survey.
You will get a notification about the failed login by default. It works like this:
You will get a notification after one failed attempt from a device or IP address that hasn’t logged in to your account recently. You will get a notification after five failed attempts from a device or IP address that has logged in to your account before. You can also turn on email notifications in your preferences.
If you want to, you can also turn on email notifications when there is a successful login attempt from a new device and IP address. This is turned off by default, but it might be useful for admins or other functionaries who are concerned that their user rights could be misused. This means that you’ll get an email whenever there is a login from a new device and IP address.
This feature is expected to come to all projects this week – most wikis will get it on Wednesday, and the largest Wikipedias will see it on Thursday.
We want to take this opportunity to thank Brian Wolff for all his work in writing the underlying extension for this feature.
There's more information on the feature on the project page on Meta, and please feel free to post questions on the talk page.