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Attackers usually don`t brute-force long passwords

Attackers usually don`t brut-force long passwords

Microsoft’s network of honeypot servers data showed that very few attacks targeted long and complex credentials. Instead, they primarily focus on short passwords. Ross Bevington, a security researcher at Microsoft, analyzed the credentials entered from over 25 million brute-force attacks against SSH. This is around 30 days of data in Microsoft’s sensor network. Passwords of over 10 characters saw only …

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