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brute force attack

A brute force attack represents a violent attack on a cryptographic algorithm. The procedure systematically tries out all possible combinations in order to crack cryptographic algorithms.

In a brute force attack, all digits, letters and special characters are tried up to a maximum word length. Brute force attacks can be used on encrypted passwords, files, messages and information. To make brute force attacks as time-consuming as possible, most encryption systems use very long keys. For a 32-bit key, it would be four billion possibilities that today's personal computers would have tried through in minutes. It takes a correspondingly longer time to determine a 48-bit key or even a 64- or a 128-bit key, which would take several thousand years to crack.

Other attack techniques for cracking and maturing passwords, password cracking, include the dictionary attack, the rainbow table, and credential stuffing.

Englisch: brute force attack
Updated at: 07.01.2022
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