What Is Credential Stuffing? How To Prevent Using WAF?

What Is Credential Stuffing? How To Prevent Using WAF?

What Is Credential Stuffing?

A cyberattack known as “credential stuffing” occurs when a cybercriminal gains access to user accounts at another business using stolen usernames and passwords from one firm (obtained through a breach or bought off the dark web).

Because 65% of users reuse the same password across several (and occasionally all) accounts, credential stuffing assaults are one of the most frequent sources of data breaches. In fact, attempts at credential stuffing make up nearly half of all login requests we get each day only on the Auth0 platform.

As more credentials are exposed as a result of breaches, the chance for cybercriminals to exploit credential stuffing increases; at the moment, literally billions of leaked credentials are circulating on the dark web.

Credential stuffing attacks, however, can be avoided if you implement the right cybersecurity measures.

How To Prevent Using WAF?

How To Prevent Using WAF

A dependable web application firewall (WAF) should be purchased by the service provider in order to identify unusual traffic from botnets. An advanced WAF like PROPHAZE (NEXT GENERATION WAF) can identify questionable login attempts to some extent, even though it isn’t specifically built to stop credential stuffing, especially when a large number of tries happen all at once.

All website hosts should always prioritize implementing a WAF to prevent data breaches caused by web application attacks, even if they don’t prioritize other security threats.


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