Bug exposes OpenSSH servers to brute-force password guessing attacks

Bug exposes OpenSSH servers to brute-force password guessing attacks

A bug in OpenSSH, the most popular software for secure remote access to UNIX-based systems, could allow attackers to bypass authentication retry restrictions and execute many password guesses. A security researcher who uses the online alias Kingcope disclosed the issue on his blog last week, but he only requested a public vulnerability ID to be assigned Tuesday. By default, OpenSSH servers allow… READ MORE

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