[Beowulf] Password mining

Peter St. John peter.st.john at gmail.com
Fri Feb 1 15:54:46 PST 2019

attempting many accounts (e.g. with a botnet) with few (e.g. commonplace)
passwords is harder for the bank to detect and react, vs many attempts on
once account  (when they can count attempts per minute on the account,
throttle that IP or telephone that customer or whatever). So this would
seem like a bigger PITA for the bank, except for modern  stuff like longer
passwords and multifactor authentication.


On Fri, Feb 1, 2019 at 6:41 PM Jonathan Engwall <
engwalljonathanthereal at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> Just the other night I saw an article about crypto theives breaking
> passwords based on many people using the same password.
> The idea being to access many accounts at once. Did anyone else see this?
> My bank says they might be having a system wide error.
> Jonathan Engwall
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