Knowledgebase: Password recovery
What is Dictionary attack ?
Posted by Andrey Malyshev on 08 July 2012 02:14 PM
With a dictionary attack, the program tries every word in a dictionary or multiple-dictionaries until your password is found. This method is popular because it is well known that many people use common words as passwords. Dictionaries with hundreds of thousands of words, as well as special, technical and foreign language dictionaries are available, as are lists of thousands of words that are often used as passwords such as "qwerty", "abcdef" etc.
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