brute force

a.k.a. brute force attack, brute force cracking
A trial and error method used by application programs to decode encrypted data such as passwords or Data Encryption Standard (DES) keys, through exhaustive effort (using "brute force") rather than employing intellectual strategies. Just as a criminal might break into or "crack" a safe by trying many possible combinations, a brute force cracking application tries all possible combinations of characters in sequence.
See also : hacker  cracker  encryption  DES  DDoS  
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