What is a Brute-force Attack?

A brute-force attack uses the trial-and-error method to attempt all possible usernames and passwords to obtain correct combinations. It is usually carried out by scripts or bots that target a platform’s login page, with Content Management Systems like WordPress being favoured targets. Simple and popular, brute force is used by cybercriminals to crack passwords and encryption keys.

Types of Brute-force Attacks

Due to its popularity, there are different methods of brute-force attacks.

Consequences of Brute-force Attacks

How to Safeguard Against Brute-force Attacks?

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