Detecting Brute Force Password Attacks

Written by Vikram Navali, Senior Technical Product Manager – Every day, people manage many accounts for different reasons, such as logging in to social media, banking sites, computer systems, etc. They share too much personal information on public websites and have a habit of setting the same password across personal and business accounts because it is easy to remember. This practice is common enough to enable an attacker to guess passwords or extract a company’s confidential information. Attackers often rely on are various types of password attack techniques (Phishing, Brute Force, Keyloggers, etc.) to crack credentials easily and break into a system. The following discussion focuses on the Brute Force password attack technique, how it works, and detecting and preventing such password attacks.