Giving the WordPress Beta Tester plugin a trial.
WordPress 3.0 Beta Rounds Are Here
Almost three weeks ago WordPress released WordPress 3.0 beta1. At the time of that release the estimated release date for WordPress 3.0 was set at May 1st. Unfortunately that date was not a set as we’d hoped it to be.
This article focuses on defending the administration area of WordPress, meaning all those pages in the wp-admin folder or http://www.yourblog.com/wp-admin/ that are displayed after a user a verified. We highlighted the phrase “after a user is verified” deliberately: it should be explicitly understood that only a simple query stands in the way of an evil hacker and the powerful admin area of your whole blog. The latter is only as strong as the passwords that are generated.
via 10 Steps To Protect The Admin Area In WordPress | Developers Toolbox | Smashing Magazine.