However, CE has the threat of dictionary attack
and poison attack.
Furthermore, text based passwords can be hacked by different methods such as dictionary attack
, brute force method, phishing etc.
Offline Dictionary Attack
. For most of the schemes, an adversary is unable to launch an offline dictionary attack
in the login and authentication phase.
Algorithm 1 briefly summarizes our dictionary attack
But, longer passwords containing only a single word can be cracked using a dictionary attack
More savvy users who choose a less common password might still fall prey to what is called a "dictionary attack
." The cracking software tries each of the (https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/explore/how-many-words-are-there-in-the-english-language) 171,000 words in the English dictionary.
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.
Hackers can use something called 'Dictionary attack
' which searches all the common words used in dictionaries in any language to hack into your account." A surprising number of superheroes also made the Splash-Data list, with "superman" and "batman" on the list.
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.
Second, the protocol is vulnerable to an offline dictionary attack
by a malicious client and thus other clients cannot be guaranteed of the security of their passwords.