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.
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.
- Connect Wireshark with port mirror ...