Dictionary Attack

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See also: Security | Cryptography/Attacks

A type of attack upon your password involving attempting all the words in the dictionary. This is an effective attack as most people use simple words as their password.

Often, even if a dictionary attack doesn't work on one user, if an attacker has access to many 100+ users, he can likely get access to at least one using this technique.