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Re: brute force attacking the password

From: Dawid Kuroczko <qnex42(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: brute force attacking the password
Date: 2005-04-18 20:59:39
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> > No, there is not.  Does anyone want to suggest a possible implementation
> > for the TODO list?
> I would like to see a combination of number of login failures and a
> timeout, configurable via the conf file.  Say, X login failures
> disables further logins for that account for Y minutes.
> That would be groovy.  :)

And dangerous.  Imagine a system with say, apache accound used
from some Apache application.  And a maluser who purposefully
tries to log in to "apache" account and fails, thus causing a DoS
on the web application. :)

...of course with careful planning and right implementation it
would be very good.

Anyway, a simple 'sleep 2 seconds before telling that password
was wrong' would be a good addition anyhow.  [ if it already is
inside PgSQL, please forgive me :) ]


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