Passwords are the most targeted points of attack to gain access to your critical resources. Hence you must ensure that stringent password policies are in effect to avoid dire consequences. With healthy password practices evolving, ways to break them are also on-the-grow, which indicates that it is high time that you adopt proper tools to survive such unknown threats.
ADSelfService Plus provides means to identify and prevent password related issues. This week we will learn how to prevent brute force attack. Brute force attack is a trial-and-error method to identify the user passwords, which is mostly automated.
Continuous login failures is the sign of brute force attack. ADSelfService provides you User Attempts Audit Report which gives you details on login attempts of users. You can filter the failed login attempts to identify if an attacker is trying to gain access into your system.
This report can be exported to PDF, CSV, HTML or XLS format. It can also be emailed to the appropriate person using the Send Mail option.
Enabling CAPTCHA is the most common way of preventing an automated brute force attack. ADSelfService Plus allows you to enable image and audio CAPTCHA. As an added advantage you can also configure when and where the CAPTCHA must be used.
Click here to know how to configure an audio CAPTCHA.
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