It’s hard to perceive how a simple concept has plagued the internet world! I’m talking about Brute Force Attacks. It’s primarily trying out usernames and passwords until successful. Hackers launch wide-scale attacks against thousands of servers within a short period. Attacks are made by; trying one password across several usernames, trying common words, trying many passwords against one user and so many other methods. With bots, attackers can make millions of attempts and more often than not, they manage to access a good number of accounts.
Usually, attackers target websites to utilize them to perpetuate another attack, or harvest valuable data, ransom and targeted fraud e.t.c.
Is there a prevention technique? What can I do as a website owner?
As much as hackers and bots are becoming smarter, you have to play hard to get. Give them a hard time at the very list. With these precautions, you will be equipped to survive a Brute Force Attack.
Password length & complexity: When we send you “X6c%DY1#?Z9*a ” as your cPanel password the immediate response is a request to change to a simple password. You’ll be setting yourself up for failure. The shorter the password, the lesser the possibilities. For your cPanel or email passwords, we have set the strength limit high for your own good- not to torture your forgetful self.
Using Captcha: Definitely, it feels stupid to be asked to verify car pictures or storefronts on a website. Your three-year-old would find it intriguing and do it all day. Captcha is highly effective against bots but as we now know, hackers are innovatively finding a way to get past.
Use Two Factor Authentication: also known as 2FA is a type of multi-factor authentication. It is a method of confirming users’ claimed identities by using a combination of two different factors. It will help prevent unauthorized, especially to your backend or admin panel.
There so many other ways we can help beef-up security. We can guide you on modifying your .htaccess file, create unique login URLs, Limit login attempts etc. Why don’t you give a call to our team of experts for assistance! 0713 478 555 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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