Discovering brute-force and application attacks

The next step in network attack is to understand the various types of brute-force attacks. A brute-force attack is a trial-and-error method used to obtain information from the victim, for example, trying to find organizational servers, user directories, and crack passwords.

Getting ready

Brute-force attacks usually will not produce non-standard loads on the network, and the way they are discovered is usually by IDS systems or when there is a suspicion that someone is trying to hack into the network. In this recipe, we will learn how to identify typical brute-force attacks.

How to do it...

When you suspect a brute-force on the network, follow these steps to locate it.

  1. Connect Wireshark with port mirror ...

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