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By: Karen Ting on November 21st, 2022

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What is a Brute Force Attack and How to Prevent It? [Video]


Even without any social engineering involved, cybercriminals can find ways into your accounts without you knowing it. So how do they do this? And what can you do about it? Peter Swarowski, Director of Operations, breaks it down in this video.

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0:33 What is a Brute Force Attack? 

A brute force attack is a type of cyberattack that uses a trial-and-error method to guess all possible combinations of a password. It’s called brute force because the malicious actor will use repetitive, forceful attempts to gain unauthorized access to an account. Although surprisingly simple, brute force attacks have a high success rate. 

1:11 What are the Common Types of Brute Force Attack? 

  1. Credential Stuffing
  2. Reverse Brute Force Attack
  3. Password Spraying

2:20 How to Prevent Brute Force Attacks? 

  1. Using strong passwords
  2. Using a password generator & password manager
  3. Implement multi-factor authentication
  4. Limit login attempts
  5. Monitor IP address

Knowing what brute force attack is and how to prevent them is only one of the ways to keep your business safe. Be sure to download or FREE eBook 3 Types of Cybersecurity Solutions Your Business Must Have to bolster your business’ security even further. 

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