Dictionary Attack

Dictionary Attack

Dictionary Attack is a method of breaking into a password-protected system (computer/software/website) based on the words and phrases in a dictionary. This method can also be used for breaking encrypt/decrypt passphrase of encrypted data like a message or a document. Such a dictionary is created by a hacker from the various sources such as Social Engineering Attacks, information that people provide in their social network profiles like name of wife, husband, children, names of flowers, rivers, cities, ...