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Microsoft Office 365 Users Targeted in Brute Force Attacks
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Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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7/24/2017 | 1:44:02 PM
Re: Password Policy
"... construct great combinations using these terms in totally unique ways"

This makes sense. They just need to use some special characters to make it complex.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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7/24/2017 | 1:42:47 PM
Re: Password Policy
HOBBIES?

I never heard that. Anything in dictionary does not need any brute force, it could be cracked in seconds.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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7/24/2017 | 1:41:10 PM
Re: Password Policy
"it is still difficult to perform a brute force because of the time"

That is true. Or just a complex password, it is still not easy to crack via brute force. 
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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7/24/2017 | 1:39:52 PM
Re: Password Policy
"This is where password policy becomes helpful"

That is true. Number of trials and locking for example.

 
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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7/24/2017 | 1:37:49 PM
early this year?
 

Has this happened earlier this year and we are just hearing it. That is interesting. I wonder if any success out of those attacks.
REISEN1955
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REISEN1955,
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7/21/2017 | 9:14:02 AM
Re: Password Policy
When I was supporting small business and home users before moving to Georgia, my recommendation (still holds true) is for users to make passwords out of HOBBIES.  All of us have unique interests that we remember well and can construct great combinations using these terms in totally unique ways.  Very secure.
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RyanSepe,
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7/20/2017 | 11:25:25 PM
Password Policy
This is where password policy becomes helpful. Using a low and slow methodolgy will make it more likely to stay under the radar; but with enforced complexity, scheduled change, and lockout mechanisms it is still difficult to perform a brute force because of the time it would take to crack an account using this method.


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