Time delay after wrongly entered password

  • Article ID: 109273
  • Updated: 28 May 2009

Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption 4.60

Client OS

Windows 2000 Professional SP4, Windows XP SP3

Server OS



Why does the delay between login attempts increase so rapidly?


This is a security function, in order to prevent brute force attacks. The mathematical function behind this feature is defined as follows:

t = n^3

(n = number of tries)
(t = time in seconds)

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