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Windows 7: MS honeypot research sheds light on brute-force hacks.

04 Dec 2009   #1
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MS honeypot research sheds light on brute-force hacks.

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An idiot's guide to stronger passwords.
Microsoft's honeypot-based research has highlighted common password mistakes, as well as shedding light on automated hacking techniques.
Attack data collected from an FTP-server honeypot revealed that most attacks attempted to log into administrator accounts (Administrator and the French equivalent Administrateur were by far the two most commonly attacked userIDs) using dictionary-based attacks
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MS honeypot research sheds light on brute-force hacks ? The Register

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04 Dec 2009   #2

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Thanks, this is prettly cool. It probably uses something along the lines of one in a million versus one in a billion chance of knowing your password.
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