[OWASP_PHPSEC] isBruteForce ?

Abbas Naderi abiusx at owasp.org
Mon Sep 2 12:18:52 UTC 2013

It must be wrong then. File an issue in GitHub for Rahul to deal with it.
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On Sep 2, 2013, at 3:12 AM, Shivam Dixit <shivamd001 at gmail.com> wrote:

> In advance password library, brute force has two definitions out of which one is defined as :
> public static $bruteForceLockTimePeriod = 5;	//5 SEC  - This defines the time-period after which next login attempt must be carried out. E.g if the time is 5 sec, then time-period between two login attempts must minimum be 5 sec, otherwise it will be considered brute-force attack.
> According to above description brute force must be considered if time-period between two login attempts is less than 5 secs irrespective of total number of attempts.
> But in the function definition, brute force is considered only when last login attempt is less than bruteForceLockTimePeriod as well as total login attempts have exceeded bruteForceLockAttempts. I am bit confused, is the description correct or the function definition ?
> File Name: adv_password.php
> Line Number : 41, 94
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> Shivam Dixit
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