Brute Force Protection

    What is Brute Force Attack?

    Consists of an attacker trying many passwords or passphrases with the hope of eventually guessing correctly -Wiki.

    How this works?

    Bludit provides a brute force protection to mitigate this kind of attack and is enabled by default.

    For each fail on the login, Bludit adds the IP of the user who failed to authenticate on a blacklist. When the user fails for a number of times, Bludit blocks the offending IP for a period of time and the user can't log in until the block has expired.

    Class and Object

    There is a Security Object called $Security and the class of the object is /bl-kernel/security.class.php. Take a look at the variables inside the class.

    
    private $dbFields = array(
        'minutesBlocked'=>5,
        'numberFailuresAllowed'=>10,
        'blackList'=>array()
    );
    
    • minutesBlocked: Amount of minutes the IP is going to be blocked.
    • numberFailuresAllowed: Number of failed attempts for the block to trigger.
    • blackList: The list of IPs blocked.
    Note
    You can change this values for your own values.