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Brute Force Password Attack

Definition(s):

  A method of accessing an obstructed device by attempting multiple combinations of numeric/alphanumeric passwords.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-101 Rev. 1

  A method of accessing an obstructed device through attempting multiple combinations of numeric/alphanumeric passwords.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-72

  In cryptography, an attack that involves trying all possible combinations to find a match.
Source(s):
NIST SP 1800-21B under Brute-Force Attack from NISTIR 8053

  in cryptography, an attack that involves trying all possible combinations to find a match
Source(s):
NISTIR 8053 under brute force attack