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breeze_host 08-20-2017 11:59 PM

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

Please share your views:)

RH-Calvin 08-21-2017 02:21 AM

According to Google - 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.

SenseiSteve 08-21-2017 01:28 PM

Strange question coming from a provider that sells everything from shared to dedicated and cloud services. In addition to RH-Calvin's response, for WordPress you could install the WordFence plugin to help.

24x7server 08-21-2017 11:28 PM

If you've cPanel installed on the server then you can enable cPHulk Brute Force Protection setting in WHM.

easyhostmedia 08-22-2017 06:04 AM

a brute force attack can just be a case of too many login attempts and you get locked out of the server.

How have you managed to operate a hosting business since 2009 and not know about Brute Force?

prathyusha 08-22-2017 12:48 PM

A large numbers of bots kind of thing from a software trying to login or bypass your site logins is bruteforce

HostingMachines 10-01-2017 05:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SenseiSteve (Post 224208)
Strange question coming from a provider that sells everything from shared to dedicated and cloud services. In addition to RH-Calvin's response, for WordPress you could install the WordFence plugin to help.

All port based brute force attacks are shutdown by the firewall. WaP firewalls do help Wordpress etc but they work from a database which is written to with each attack so I don't recommend.

LFD using Regex rules to detect xmlrpc attacks and similar are best imo

VPS9.net 10-03-2017 05:22 AM

Brute force is a trial and error method used by application programs to decode encrypted data for passwords or Data Encryption Standard (DES) keys, through exhaustive effort (using brute force).
Brute force can prevent by following steps:
By reducing surface area
Not being Predictable
Safeguard by security shield.

pixelhosts 10-04-2017 01:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RH-Calvin (Post 224184)
According to Google - 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.

What he said lol ^^

in layman's terms its where someone uses a piece of software to try and crack your password where the software will attempt many different strings in a short amount of time.

Eric Thomas 10-08-2017 12:21 AM

Brute force attack is a trial and error attempt to guess a password by trying all possible combinations of characters. If its a form or login attack, you can enable captcha to protect the forms from these type of attacks. For SSH you can have ssh port changed to a custom one.

hostioo 10-08-2017 12:59 PM

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.

easyhostmedia 10-08-2017 01:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hostioo (Post 225063)
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.

Not really. any host can be locked out of their own servers if they have Brute Force enabled as all it means is that someone (could be you) have made too many failed login attempts.


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