Cyber Security: Password Attacks

Dictionary Attacks

Brute-Force Attacks

Hybrid Attack

Password Spraying Attack

Mitigations

  • CAPTCHA: Having CAPTCHA implemented will not allow user submission if the CAPTCHA is not successfully filled out.
  • Account Lockout: Setting a number of login attempts before locking down an account can prevent password attacks.
  • Salting: Salting is used to add random characters into a password to help prevent a password from being cracked. Salting can prevent a dictionary attack and slow down a brute-force attack.
  • Password Requirements: Requiring numbers, special characters, and a minimum number of characters, allows for a stronger password. Having these requirements on passwords can prevent a dictionary attack and slow down a brute-force attack.

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