I am concerned about how does email services like
etc provide security to their costumers and prevent their account from being compromised.
I have seen that if someone tries Brute Force Attack on Yahoo. After some attempts the account is blocked for some time. This gives rise to two problems,
The account is anyhow going to be unblocked by the email service. So, can't the Brute Force Attack be continued? Isn't it dangerous for the security of the user?
If the software attacking (say some Brute Force Attacking Program) is continuously attacking the email address, then the account is kept blocked and the user has to wait. Does the email service provide any other option if such a problem occurs?