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Changing the WP table prefix does nothing for security?

Here's an interesting article that says changing the WP table prefix does nothing for security. I'm not sure if it still applies today as the post is from 2016.

https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2016/12/wordpress-table-prefix/

The basic idea is that hackers can use a simple SQL query to find the table prefix anyway after the injection attack anyway. Is the article accurate?

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The only thing it could protect against is if there is a weak setup already and it's an automated script checking against the wp_ prefix and it doesn't run any SQL to check what the prefix is.