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Re: password policy - alternate lockout mechanism

Aravind Gottipati wrote:

The current password policy module can lock folks out after some
configurable number of failed attempts.  The module currently does not
differentiate between a user failing with the same wrong password a
bunch of times versus a crack attempt where someone tries multiple
different wrong passwords.  Are there any modules that take into
account if the same password is being used a bunch of times or if
multiple different passwords are failing?


Could this be a useful
feature worth requesting (if it doesn't exist already)?

What makes you think a legitimate user who forgot their password won't try multiple times with different passwords? I.e., what makes you think you can distinguish a cracker from a legit user this way?

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