[TYPO3] Brute-forcing TYPO3 accounts

Giannis Economou gecon at di.uoa.gr
Fri Nov 9 17:16:47 CET 2007


something that can also help (not in TYPO3 but in server layer) is this 
mod_evasive (http://www.zdziarski.com/projects/mod_evasive/), which can 
auto black-list certain users performing brute-force attacks. This is 
for apache.

Best regards,
Giannis Economou

Tomas Mrozek wrote:
> One of the problems that I has recently been pondering about is how to 
> prevent any attempts to brute-force TYPO3 accounts. As far as I know, 
> TYPO3 doesn't have any internal mechanism of protection against such 
> attacks.
> The only possibilities (I know of) are...
> * setting IP address restriction (IPmaskList) - not always usable and 
> not necessarily a solution
> * sending a warning email to a defined mail account (pretty useless if 
> an admin is eg. asleep)
> Is there anyone who...
> ...has been thinking about the same?
> ...knows about any attempts to handle such a problem in TYPO3?
> ...knows about any methods of protection against such attacks in general?
> Tomas Mrozek
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