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Old June 15th, 2004, 12:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Locked out if 2 many failed login attempts.

I know you mods have probably been flooded with stuff about the hack attack, but i think that if an account were locked for 20 to 30 minutes after 4 to 5 failed login attempts it would provide a great amount of security to user passwords being figured out by password-guessing programs.
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Old June 16th, 2004, 02:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thats not a bad idea actually. Could help prevent people using programs to guess passwords and things like that.
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Old June 17th, 2004, 10:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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wow, thats a very good idea, ill make sure cobra sees this
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Old June 19th, 2004, 06:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I see it. I'll look into it.

Very good idea.

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Old June 19th, 2004, 07:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Old June 19th, 2004, 11:14 AM   #6 (permalink)
 
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yeah, hotmail does thet too!
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Or................for even more protection the account could be locked until an admin unlocked it or you put in the correct pw. Like if it were locked and u put in the wrong pw it would take an admin to unlock it. Because they could just wait 20 to 30 min then do it again or clear their cookies making it seem like they never tried to log in.
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Old June 20th, 2004, 12:27 AM   #9 (permalink)
 
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If ur serious we would have to think this through. You would have to have the admin send like an unlock thing to your email along with a new pw so someone couldn't pose as the actual member and unlock it.
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Old June 20th, 2004, 08:25 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I dont like the admin unlock idea for one reason only, say someone who hasnt been on the forum for a while decides to become an active member again, if he's like me, he will have 4 or 5 different passwords that he uses for different things. He could get perma locked pretty fast (Its happened to me on various school programs).
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Old June 20th, 2004, 10:08 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Also, the admins aren't on enough. If it's someone trying to guess the password, chances are they won't get it, and if they do, who cares, it wouldn't be an admin's, their passes are really, really long. BUT, the brute force program used in the hacking DOESN'T wait half an hour, and if it did, it would just get locked out again, because it goes aaaa, aaab, aaac, aaad, etc, and it would take a hella long time to get the right password.
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Old June 20th, 2004, 10:08 AM   #12 (permalink)
 
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but then he contacts the admin and has him send the unlock pw to his email so he can then get in
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