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  1. dictionary attack(Noun)

    An attack that uses a list of words (from a dictionary) to try and guess passwords or decryption keys


  1. Dictionary attack

    In cryptanalysis and computer security, a dictionary attack is a technique for defeating a cipher or authentication mechanism by trying to determine its decryption key or passphrase by trying hundreds or sometimes millions of likely possibilities, such as words in a dictionary.

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