Time delay after wrongly entered password

  • Article ID: 109273
  • Updated: 28 May 2009


Product
Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption 4.60

Client OS

Windows 2000 Professional SP4, Windows XP SP3

Server OS

None

Question

Why does the delay between login attempts increase so rapidly?

Answer

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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