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Offline Attack

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  An attack where the Attacker obtains some data (typically by eavesdropping on an authentication protocol run or by penetrating a system and stealing security files) that he/she is able to analyze in a system of his/her own choosing.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-63-2 under Off-line Attack [Superseded]

  An attack where the attacker obtains some data (typically by eavesdropping on an authentication protocol run or by penetrating a system and stealing security files) that he/she is able to analyze in a system of his/her own choosing.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-63-3