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Answers in Hacking the Government | By Five Dollars

Published 4 months agoTue, 19 Mar 2019 04:27:00 -0700

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I was reading an article about password security and the author mentioned how hackers will sometimes use "brute force" and "dictionary" attacks. What are they and how do they differ?

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Both methods attempt to guess the user's password by comparing series of characters against the known information. With a brute force attack, each and every combination of characters must be tried according to how many characters long the password is. The Dictionary attack streamlines this process by loading a pre-made list of common password user's might have. This guess and check method can cut the password guessing time down to minutes instead of hours. Source:

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-Brute-force-attack-and-Dictionary-attack

Download more RAM. 🐏 ⨉ 0 Posted by Ingrzetw 4 months ago 🕓 Posted at 20 March, 2019 08:43 AM PDT

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