dictionary attack


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dictionary attack

n
(Computer Science) an attempt to hack into a computer or network by submitting every word in a dictionary as a possible password
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For example, if your password is "house" it can be cracked in seconds using a dictionary attack that contains hundreds of common and standard dictionary words.
The software provides three types of Wi-Fi attacks: a WPA/WPA2 dictionary attack, WEP brute forcing and WPS PIN brute forcing.
This method works to counteract one of the most popular password breaking techniques - a dictionary attack.
A thief can't readily decipher these hashes, but can mount what's called an automated offline dictionary attack.
We found that S-3PAKE is not secure against an off-line dictionary attack.
But because of the way WPA is designed, it takes a particularly long time to pull off a dictionary attack against a WPA network.
The newly added dictionary attack allows unlocking information protected with strong passwords faster.
Once they find an extension, they run their dictionary attack software.
Secondly, once you're satisfied that nothing will break if you change those strings, select something complex that will resist a dictionary attack.
In April the British ISP Blueyonder, which supplies broadband cable access to tens of thousands of subscribers, suffered a dictionary attack of such ferocity that it was unable to deliver e-mail to its paying customers for two days.
com), for example, allow you to detect the technology in images and launch a dictionary attack, respectively.
The two major concerns that are addressed when standardizing the triple-DES modes are matching ciphertext attack and dictionary attack.