Password Attacks

Password Attack Type

Dictionary attack

Brute force

Traffic interception

Man In the Middle

Key Logging

Social engineering

AttackDescription

Online Brute Force Attack

Attacking a live application over the network, like HTTP, HTTPs, SSH, FTP, and others

Offline Brute Force Attack

Also known as Offline Password Cracking, where you attempt to crack a hash of an encrypted password.

Reverse Brute Force Attack

Also known as username brute-forcing, where you try a single common password with a list of usernames on a certain service.

Hybrid Brute Force Attack

Attacking a user by creating a customized password wordlist, built using known intelligence about the user or the service.

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