Preventing a Brute Force or Dictionary Attack: How to Keep the Brutes Away from Your Loot
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A brute force attack, also known as a dictionary attack, is one of the more uncomplicated attacks available to a hacker. However, the odds of this type of attack succeeding can be very high if a site is not configured properly. Learn more about what can be done to defend a site against a brute force attack - including implementing incremental delays and carefully wording error messages - and which defensive strategies don't work.
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