A Rare Breed Of The Brute-Force: A History Of One Attack

David Balaban: While routinely working on the security of one e-commerce website, I encountered an unusual type of a brute-force attack that was fairly hard to mitigate.

It was based on a delicately simple technique that made it stand out from the crowd.

Read this article to learn what kind of an attack it was and how I succeeded in protecting my customer’s site against it.

As you know, a classic brute-force boils down to guessing credentials.

For instance, threat actors take known user accounts and pick passwords for them based on certain criteria — either by generating them on-the-fly or using…

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