Magento brute force attempt
Details of BNVL-2019-0035
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Name : Magento brute force attempt
Related Links: https://support.hypernode.com/knowledgebase/how-to-protect-your-magento-store-against-brute-force/
CVE ID: Na
Each Magento shop comes standard with several sections for administrative purposes (also called “back-end” or “admin panel”). These are by default located at /admin, /downloader and various /rss endpoints (such as /rss/catalog/notifystock/) and can be abused in several ways.
First, if these sections are at their default locations, hackers can easily find them and launch a brute-force attack. In such an attack, random passwords are tried automatically, until one succeeds. While it appears to be a cumbersome method, simple passwords like “admin123” or “qwerty” can be guessed within minutes.