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5 Types of Dictionary Attacks! (Short Intro)

Dictionary Attacks Type

1. Dictionary attack:

A dictionary attack uses a targeted technique of successively trying all the words in an exhaustive list called a dictionary (from a pre-arranged list of values).

2. Brute Force Attack

In contrast with a brute force attack, where a large proportion of key space is searched systematically, a dictionary attack tries only those possibilities which are most likely to succeed, typically derived from a list of words for example a dictionary (hence the phrase dictionary attack).

3. Hybrid Attack:

It works like a dictionary attack, but adds some numbers and symbols to the words from the dictionary and tries to crack the password.

4. Syllable Attack:

It is the combination of both brute force attacks and the dictionary attack.

5. Rule-Based Attack:

This attack is used when the attacker gets some information about the password.

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