Prevent Credential-Stuffing, a cyber attack

Credential stuffing is a cyber attack where attackers use stolen credentials to gain unauthorized access to user accounts. It’s a pretty common attack, but there are ways to prevent it. Here are some things you can do:

  1. Individuals
  2. Businesses

For Individuals

First, make sure you create strong passwords. A lot of people reuse passwords, which makes it easier for cyber criminals. So, it’s important to use unique and strong passwords for each of your accounts.

Another good practice is to use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). This adds an extra layer of security by requiring you to provide additional information, like a code sent to your phone, along with your password.

You should also check if your credentials have been compromised. Credential stuffing bots usually use lists of credentials that have been exposed in data breaches. You can check if your passwords are weak or if they’ve been exposed using services like HaveIBeenPwned.

For Business users

Requiring users to solve a CAPTCHA can also help prevent automated credential stuffing attacks. A CAPTCHA is a test that determines if you’re a human or a bot.

Using a Web Application Firewall (WAF) is also a good idea. A WAF can help block suspicious traffic and protect against credential stuffing attacks.

Lastly, it’s important to educate your team about the dangers of credential stuffing and how to prevent it. This can help reduce the risk of an attack.

For more information on preventing credential stuffing attacks, you can check out this blog post by Top IT Tech.