[WEB SECURITY] Brute Force authentication attack

Dr Johann A. Briffa jabrif at eng.um.edu.mt
Fri Jun 30 16:33:12 EDT 2006


Schmidt, Albert E wrote:
> I am definitely having a senior moment.  Can anybody please tell me what
> it is called when you have to enter a code displayed in a picture when
> authenticating?  I know this is a control against brute force hacking,
> but for the life of me I cannot remember what it is called.   

CAPTCHA

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