As a long time Windows user I have this relative simple question.
When you have typed your password wrong 3 times while logging in to a Windows 2000 computer, Windows uses about 20 sec. before erroring out "You have typed the wrong password"...
This happens with or wihtout connection to a domain.
Is this a feature, or a bug? and why?
Perhaps it is to prevent brute force password hacking?
id guess its a feature to detair people to try and crack a password. most users have quite hard to guess passwords, but it could still happen. if every 3 times you tried a password you where locked out for 20 seconds, it would take quite a lot of extra
time to crack the password, if posible. it should probably be after 3 20 second stops, have a 5 minute stop (or after every 9 tries, which ever way you look at it). only reason this could cause problems to users is when their drunk! i can never find the keys
for my password when i have had one or two too many Guinness!
On the lighter side it may be to stop this (humor but please click)
To Stop CATS from taking control of your computer.
This is correct... it's to keep people from trying to authenticate over and over. Linux's login has similar functionality.
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