password guessing

password guessing

[′pas‚wərd ‚ges·iŋ]
(computer science)
A method of gaining unauthorized access to a computing system by using computers and dictionaries or large word lists to try likely passwords.
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FlowTraq uses advanced algorithms to detect DDoS attacks and many other undesirable network behaviors such as scanning, brute force password guessing, worm propagation, and data exfiltration.
The online "assaults" are expected to be in the form of "Distributed Denial-of-Service" (DDoS) attacks, suspicious websites, compromising information systems, password guessing or requests, and Phishing.
Elkins involves audience members to operate the plant while he demonstrates network and internet reconnaissance, password guessing attacks, man-in-the-middle attacks, and buffer overflow attacks in the model industrial control system environment.
They relied heavily on SQL injection attacks to break into websites, rather than brute force password guessing.
It is claimed that the scheme resists lost smart card attacks, offline password guessing attack, lost ticket attack, masquerade attack and replay attack.
The report uncovers a rise in emerging attack trends including mobile exploits, automated password guessing, and a surge in phishing attacks.
Emerging Attack Trends include Mobile Exploits, Automated Password Guessing, a Surge in Phishing and Shell Command Injection Attacks
We might be likely to run across each other and begin communicating, and from there I might be looking for the place where you log into at work, and from there I just use the old password guessing game," he said.
If you must use your dog's name as a password (you really shouldn't be using names for passwords), talking about Fido on Facebook gives a determined attacker a good start along the password guessing route.
Password guessing would include users attempting to guess the passwords to specific accounts, based on analysis and conjecture, and would typically be conducted through the password interface in an online mode.
Back then, the threats were all passive: eavesdropping and offline password guessing.
From password guessing to data diddling (altering of data in an unauthorized manner), the depth and frequency of these attacks is alarming.