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So I can lock you out of your account with 3 attempts from any IP address?



For a minute usually. Prevents flooding. Not a bad approach unless the account is constantly hit. In those cases two factor auth makes sense.


This is obviously a bad idea. It costs nothing for an attacker to send 3 http requests, every minute, every hour, all day. They could lock your account basically forever. IP filtering and locking accounts are terrible ways of preventing password spraying.




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