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Password Security:Time delay lock Answered

I've been reading about how easy it is for a computer to try 1000 passwords per second to get into your account.

A human being could probably only try 1 every 10 seconds. 

So why not put a timer on the gate?  If you enter the wrong password, you have to wait 10 seconds before trying another.

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caitlinsdad (author)2014-04-21

You could but that would annoy the real user trying to log in. It may have been a typo or they have difficulty typing and then you try to punch in something else quickly which adds to the bad entry because the system was not listening. I think you have to take into account making the system accessible to all first and then maybe after 3 or 4 tries, lock them out for a longer period or need them to contact someone for assistance. Banks usually have that. The number of tries or rapid multiple logon attempts to trigger a lockout would be something you have to build into your own system though. Having a good password is part of the equation.

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