What Is Dictionary Attack

All You Need to Know - What Is Dictionary Attack

October. 11 2017 10:13 am / Posted by Michael Eric to iTunes
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When mentioned about dictionary attack, what come out to our mind is always about break into a password-protected computer. In fact this tech is applied to a lot of area of our daily life, for example, it can also be used in the attempt of finding password to decrypted an encrypted office file like .word/.pptx/.zip/.rar, etc. or an encrypted iPhone/iPad backup in iTunes.

But users would still feel confused that they even do not know what is dictionary attack and how it works. Thus we will let you know about this kind of knowledge, just follow the content!

What Is Dictionary Attack

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.

How A Dictionary Attack Works

A dictionary attack attempts to defeat an authentication mechanism by systematically entering each word in a dictionary as a password or trying to determine the decryption key of an encrypted message or document.

Dictionary attacks are often successful because many users and businesses use ordinary words as passwords. These ordinary words are easily found in a dictionary, such as an English dictionary.

Technique About Dictionary Attack

A dictionary attack is based on trying all the strings in a pre-arranged listing, typically derived from a list of words such as in a dictionary. In contrast to a brute force attack, where a large proportion of the key space is searched systematically, a dictionary attack tries only those possibilities which are deemed most likely to succeed.

Dictionary attacks often succeed because many people have a tendency to choose short passwords that are ordinary words or common passwords, or simple variants obtained, for example, by appending a digit or punctuation character. Dictionary attacks are relatively easy to defeat, e.g. by using a passphrase or otherwise choosing a password that is not a simple variant of a word found in any dictionary or listing of commonly used passwords.

After knowing about dictionary attack definition, users then might know it is really a good method for recovering password of encrypted devices and files. But there are also few users would ask, "how can I get a dictionary attack software?"

Here we take iTunes Backup Password Recovery as example, this software is professional in recover password of iTunes backup for iPhone/iPad/iPod, it can decrypt iTunes backup password within minutes.

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  • Download and run this software, import your iTunes backup file into the program.
  • Select an attack type, here we choose Dictionary Attack.
  • select attack type
  • After that, you can choose "Use built-in dictionary", or "Use customized dictionary file" if you have a password record list file.
  • Click "Start" to start cracking the password. Within minutes, your iTunes backup password will be recovered successfully.

It is really easy for users to find password back, and the dictionary of iTunes Backup Password Recovery will keep updating to improve the rate of cracking. Besides, this software also provides other two modes of recovery; you can refer to Guide to know more.

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