I've always thought brute-force attacks on servers could be easily prevented by enforcing a 30-second delay between accesses. For instance, instead of:
You have:Code:Start of Loop Wait for Request Process Request End of Loop
I'd like to see you get through a dictionary at 2 words per second! I realise this could lead to people launching DoS attacks (DoS = Denial of Service), so as soon as someone tries to use a dodgy password, block the IP address for 30 minutes (or infinity, whichever you like).Code:Start of Loop Wait for Request Process Request Sleep for 30 Seconds End of Loop
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