Last Updated on 11/29/2021 by OTC
The first time I encountered brute force attacks I was a hosting specialist who received calls from frustrated site owners that wanted to know who’d gained access to their server. Many of them didn’t understand the importance of a password’s character strength, or how frequent attacks on “root” are as a username, including myself at one point in time.
I’ve learned more about SSH Brute Force attacks throughout my years at Sucuri. I’ve come to understand the various methods an attacker can use to gain access to a server, as well as the techniques to prevent that access from being obtained.