A brute force attack occurs when an attacker attempts to guess a password with multiple login attempts. Fixing this misconfiguration will configure Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM) to lock accounts after 5 consecutive, failed login attempts and keep the account locked out for 150 minutes after the account lockout is triggered.
Linux - Password Policies
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Potential issues that may arise after applying the resolution
Altering the existing security setting may create the following impact in your network operations.
Does remediation require reboot?
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