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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But, longer passwords containing only a single word can be cracked using a dictionary attack.
Only if the dictionary attack fails will the attacker reluctantly move to what is called a "brute-force attack," guessing arbitrary sequences of numbers, letters and characters over and over until one matches.
The tools use dictionary attack, brute force attack, rainbow tables, or combined ways to quickly recover user account passwords in Oracle Database, MySQL, PostgreSQL and Microsoft SQL Server databases.
Using different IP addresses and a significant number of computers, the hackers will kick off an automated dictionary attack and after only a few short days, their campaign could be successful, with malware is installed on the victim's computer.
A dictionary attack will be carried out against WPA2-PSK, and subsequently a brute force attack, however, owing to the available resources a full scale brute force attack will not be carried out and as such only a proof of concept will be provided.
The software provides three types of Wi-Fi attacks: a WPA/WPA2 dictionary attack, WEP brute forcing and WPS PIN brute forcing.
A thief can't readily decipher these hashes, but can mount what's called an automated offline dictionary attack.
However if the attacker steals the PVD, v, then she/he can mount an off-line 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.
Once they find an extension, they run their dictionary attack software.