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As the network administrator, you have established account lockout policies so that an account is locked out following five failed login attempts. What type of security risk will this prevent?

A Brute-force attack.

A brute-force attack involves repeatedly attempting to guess passwords until one is successful. This attack typically takes place over a long period of time. Longer passwords are better because they are more difficult to guess. Eight characters should be the minimum. Limiting the number of unsuccessful lockouts may also help to prevent this attack, and requiring periodic password changes will also be helpful. You can set all of these with the Local Group Policy Editor. Go to Computer Configuration ➢ Windows Settings ➢ Security Settings ➢ Account Policies.

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