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Researchers Propose New Approach to Address Online Password-Guessing Attacks
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Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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2/25/2019 | 8:13:11 PM
Breadth vs. Depth
At the same time, aren't breadth-first attacks more common insofar as attackers seek/prefer low-hanging fruit?

I suppose certain targets are juicier than others, but assuming all things being equal and you don't have a red dot on you, preparing against breadth-first attacks first seems like a good idea, no?
REISEN1955
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2/27/2019 | 1:32:09 PM
Re: Breadth vs. Depth
This may seem really basic  but account lockout periods work too.  3 attempts and the account is locked for, oh 15 or 20 min.  
Joe Stanganelli
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2/27/2019 | 2:12:08 PM
Re: Breadth vs. Depth
3 might be rather stringent. There are times I can't get it right in 6 tries.

But one bit of advice I heard once was to have gradually increasingly long pauses/periods for each successive attempt. Need 5 tries to get your password right? No big deal. Need 3,000? Then you're obviously a bot and the login will be effectively DDoS'd.
REISEN1955
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3/1/2019 | 8:24:11 AM
Re: Breadth vs. Depth
Did not think of that but some sites have about 5 increase time-out periods before locked.  And some are damn hard to get into anyway.  Social Security asked about 5 questions about old loans that I totally forgot about or were sold to different financial carriers.  Bad answers?  Locked for 24 hours.  Not easy to get into.  Let's also get rid of admin/admin accounts for starters and default device passwords - inclusive of printers.  Web hosts by printers is a great way to gain entry and an internal IP address.  There was a Google search string years ago that provided the internal page of Office Jet printers around the world!  With internal IP too.  Oh, that is an open door.  So passwords - make 'em complex and change every 3 months or even 2 better.  
Eduardo R.
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4/26/2019 | 1:50:14 AM
Interesting Read
Definitely something to look out for. Thanks for taking the time to write this article. Really learned a lot out of it.

 

-Eduardo R. - Sioux Falls <a href="https://www.siouxfallshomecleaning.com/">House cleaning services</a>


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