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The attacker will perform these attacks by attempting to log in with different attempts as quickly as possible. Attackers may target a specific account in order to try and guess its pass-phrase. Using specialized tools, an attacker will automate this password-guessing process, known as a dictionary attack, in an attempt to guess the correct pass-phrase for an account.\n\nIMMUNIO protects apps by detecting when an unreasonable number of log in attempts have failed from an individual IP address.\n\nThe most common authentication frameworks are protected by the IMMUNIO agents automatically. If your app uses an authentication framework that is not supported automatically, an API may be used to inform the agent of log in failures.\n[block:api-header]\n{\n  \"type\": \"basic\",\n  \"title\": \"Mitigation\"\n}\n[/block]\nWhen a Bruteforce attack has been identified, any further login attempts from the IP address will be presented with a captcha, specifically a [Google ReCaptcha](https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/index.html), for a period of time.​\n[block:api-header]\n{\n  \"type\": \"basic\",\n  \"title\": \"FAQ\"\n}\n[/block]\n## What authentication frameworks are supported automatically?\nThe Ruby agent supports [Devise](https://github.com/plataformatec/devise) and [Authlogic](https://github.com/binarylogic/authlogic) automatically.\n\n## Do I need to configure anything for the captcha service?\nNo, IMMUNIO handles presenting the captcha to your users transparently.\n\n## Will I be required to solve a captcha every time I log in?\nOnce a user has solved a captcha, further requests from the same browser session will pass through without any mitigation. For example, if a user logs in, solves a captcha, logs out, then attempts to log in again, the user will not see a captcha because he or she will have already solved one. However, if the user performs a Bruteforce attack after solving a captcha, then their captcha bypass will b​e revoked, and they will need to solve another captcha.\n\n## Will captcha protection work for login forms submitted through AJAX requests?\nNo, captcha protection will only work if the browser loads the response of the login request as a new page. Captcha protection must be disabled in the *Advanced Threat Settings* when using AJAX login mechanisms.","excerpt":"","slug":"bruteforce","type":"basic","title":"Bruteforce"}
A Bruteforce attack is when an attacker tries to guess at username and password combinations, or at passwords for a particular​ account. The attacker will perform these attacks by attempting to log in with different attempts as quickly as possible. Attackers may target a specific account in order to try and guess its pass-phrase. Using specialized tools, an attacker will automate this password-guessing process, known as a dictionary attack, in an attempt to guess the correct pass-phrase for an account. IMMUNIO protects apps by detecting when an unreasonable number of log in attempts have failed from an individual IP address. The most common authentication frameworks are protected by the IMMUNIO agents automatically. If your app uses an authentication framework that is not supported automatically, an API may be used to inform the agent of log in failures. [block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "Mitigation" } [/block] When a Bruteforce attack has been identified, any further login attempts from the IP address will be presented with a captcha, specifically a [Google ReCaptcha](https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/index.html), for a period of time.​ [block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "FAQ" } [/block] ## What authentication frameworks are supported automatically? The Ruby agent supports [Devise](https://github.com/plataformatec/devise) and [Authlogic](https://github.com/binarylogic/authlogic) automatically. ## Do I need to configure anything for the captcha service? No, IMMUNIO handles presenting the captcha to your users transparently. ## Will I be required to solve a captcha every time I log in? Once a user has solved a captcha, further requests from the same browser session will pass through without any mitigation. For example, if a user logs in, solves a captcha, logs out, then attempts to log in again, the user will not see a captcha because he or she will have already solved one. However, if the user performs a Bruteforce attack after solving a captcha, then their captcha bypass will b​e revoked, and they will need to solve another captcha. ## Will captcha protection work for login forms submitted through AJAX requests? No, captcha protection will only work if the browser loads the response of the login request as a new page. Captcha protection must be disabled in the *Advanced Threat Settings* when using AJAX login mechanisms.