What are Dictionary Attacks?

 

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Cyber Quicktips: Dictionary Attacks

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Do you have personal information listed on your social media channels that can be used to crack your passwords?

Dictionary Attacks - Using Personal Information Against You

 

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Don't use dictionary words, your pet's name, your college or any other words that have an obvious correlation to you as a person. This information is easy to find, even just via Google, and these so-called "dictionary attacks" are extremely effective at cracking passwords

Be careful when publishing your birthday on any social media channel or public platform. This date is a crucial detail when it comes to cracking and taking over your (online) identity.

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