Why a wrong password gives a big delay
Whenever I mistype my password when logging in in a tty, I have noticed that I have to wait for a second before I'm able to log in again. I can't seem to find the reason for this nor what is causing it. I can only think of this being some security layer preventing from bruteforcing logins from a scripted HID attached to the machine. Is there a wayto shorten the delay? If I'm correct I see the same behavior in kdm and other screenlocks.