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Old 21-Aug-2017, 00:01
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What is a brute force attack?


What is a brute force attack? How can we prevent it on the server?

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Old 22-Aug-2017, 01:37
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Re: What is a brute force attack?


Brute force (also known as brute force cracking) is a trial and error method used by application programs to decode encrypted data such as passwords or Data Encryption Standard (DES) keys, through exhaustive effort (using brute force) rather than employing intellectual strategies.
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Re: What is a brute force attack?


A brutal force attack is a test-and-error method used to obtain information such as a user password or a personal identification number (PIN). In the attack of an animal force, automated software is used to generate a large number of projections continuously as the value of the desired data. Attacks of animal force can be used by the security analyst to fix encrypted data by criminals or to check the network security of an organization.

The attack of a cruel force is also known as the cruel force.
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Re: What is a brute force attack?


Brute force attack is used for guessing and cracking the private and important information such as password, login details, account number, credit card number. They use the automated software to guess the password. There are several guesses generated from which correct password can be obtain. This is trial and error method to encrypt the data.

Below are some of the prevention techniques -

1. Do not disclose the root password.
2. Never exchange the password using mails.
3. Use the strong password for your all accounts like email address, your administrative panel etc.
4. If you will give the SSH access to your users then make sure you will not provide the all privileges. You should grant the limited access.
5. Set fail2ban on server so it will help you to prevent the access to un-legitimate IP address.
6. Keep all applications up to date.
7. Always patch the scripts.
8. Set correct permission for files and directories.
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Re: What is a brute force attack?


A brute-force attack can be simply defined as an attempt to discover a password or key by systematically trying every possible combination of letters, numbers, and symbols.
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Re: What is a brute force attack?


Trying all the possible password combinations up to a certain length.
 


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