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What is Brute force Attack and its Types

Brute force Attack

Brute force Attack is an experimentation strategy used to acquire data, for example, a client secret word or individual distinguishing proof number or (PIN). In a  Brute force attacks,  automated software or programming is utilized to generate a large number of consecutive guesses as to the value of the desired data.

Brute force Attacks might be utilized by criminals to split encoded information, security, experts to test an association’s system security. It is also called as brute force cracking or simply brute force.

Brute force Attack also works by calculating every possible combination that could make up a password and be testing it to see if it is the correct password. As the password’s length increases, the amount of time, on average, to find the correct password increases exponentially.

Types of Brute force Attack

Dictionary attacks

Automated tools that try to guess usernames and passwords from a dictionary file. A dictionary file might contain words gathered by the attacker to understand the user of the account about to be attacked, or to build a list of all the unique words available on the website. Read more about Dictionary attacks.

Search attacks

Search Brute force Attacks Covers all possible combinations of a character set and ranges of password length. This attack might take some time because of a lot of possible combinations.

Rule-based search attacks

Rule-based search Brute force Attack Uses rules to generate possible password variations from part of a username or from modifying pre-configured mask words in the input.   Read more

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