An attempted illegal entry to a computer system that uses a dictionary headword list to generate possible passwords.
More example sentences
- The methods are secure against off-line dictionary attack and incorporate an otherwise unauthenticated public key distribution system.
- Unfortunately, an eavesdropper can capture the hash transmitted by a WPA supplicant and run an off-line dictionary attack against the hash to deduce the password used to create it.
- Both tools are written for Linux systems and perform a brute-force dictionary attack against WPA-PSK networks in an attempt to determine the shared passphrase.
Definition of dictionary attack in:
- The British & World English dictionary