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What is the type of attack where an active attack is used to gain information by cracking passwords through trial and error?

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Ruth Konopelski


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George Grainger

This attack is known as a "brute force" attack. It cracks passwords by essentially guessing likely passwords, such as "password" or "12345", this is typically automated using a password cracker program. However, it only works for simple passwords since the computer will struggle to guess more complicated one.

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Parnavi Kelkar

Hi Ruth,


This type of attack is called a brute-force attack. A brute-force attack is when an attacker submits various different passwords, usernames etc., and uses trial and error in hopes of guessing correctly.


I hope this helps!

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