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No login to during brute force attack

Discussion in 'Security' started by planetcaravan, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. planetcaravan

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    Hi there,

    I'm using: CentOS release 6.5 (Final) (64bit) with WHM 11.40.1 (build 11).

    I've noticed (5 times in 2 days) that during brute force attack (shown on /var/log/messages) my WHM, cPanel and NEW SSH sessions say always "login incorrect".
    Brute force detection active: 580 LOGIN DENIED -- TOO MANY FAILURES

    After a couple of seconds when the brute force attacks stops, login via WHM and SSH is working fine again.
    Is it normal?
     
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager
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    Hello :)

    It's normal for cPHulk to prevent authentication when a brute force attack is detected. The length of the lockout depends on the values you have configured for the following options in "WHM Home » Security Center » cPHulk Brute Force Protection":

    IP Based Brute Force Protection Period in minutes
    Brute Force Protection Period in minutes


    Thank you.
     
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  3. planetcaravan

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    OH, well! I'm totally new on WHM and I was really worried about what happened.
    Thanks for your answer!
     
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