Brute force attack is a method where multiple password attempts are made until the correct one is discovered.

This approach can involve testing all possible combinations within a defined range, such as letters (a-Z), numbers (0-9), and/or symbols, using a wordlist with pre-defined password combinations (often common ones), using rainbow tables, or employing a hybrid strategy.

Various malware or hacking tools leverage this technique to enable hackers to obtain credentials for purposes like gaining initial access, privilege escalation, or executing lateral movements.

Categories Credentials, Privilege Escalation, Lateral Movements
Dangerousness Medium

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Version Origins Authors Languages Release Date
Brutus AET2 logoBrutus AET2 United Kingdom 🇬🇧 Hoobie Delphi Jan, 2000