A brute force attack is, simply, an attack on a username, password, etc. that systematically checks all possible combinations until the correct one is found. Scripts are usually used in these attacks to automate the process of arriving at the correct username/password combination.
This is why time is of the essence when it comes to detecting and stopping a brute force attack – the more time the attacker has, the more passwords can be tried. Brute force attacks are one of the few hacks detectable by their volume, rather than their type. As an IT professional - do you know what a brute force attack is, how to spot one when it happens, and how to prevent it?Read more
Despite the fact that a lot of ways of authentication and access control were invented in the world, only password is the most common and the most vulnerable as well. Many internet portals and services forbid users to create simple passwords for their safety.
On the one hand it a good idea, but on the other hand it is uncomfortable. If we multiply this fact to a dozen of such sites, we will have a real headache. To eliminate the problem between the human factor and data security the aid of password managers is needed, they take on the organization of users' passwords. However, it turns out that the safety of the user depends on a Master Password only.Read more