What is brute force and how to stay safe?

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2022 TUTORIAL: LEARN HOW TO PREVENT...
2022 TUTORIAL: LEARN HOW TO PREVENT BRUTE FORCE LOGIN ON A MIKROTIK ROUTER

We’ve finally found the answer to the question about the meaning of life, but there’s a little problem: it’s on your roommate John’s computer. He also created a folder on the desktop “The meaning of life is…”, but it is encrypted with a password.

A voice in your head whispers: “brute force attack”.

“What is brute force?” you ask. “And who said that?”

Trying not to pay attention to the last question, go ahead and ask John, “Hey, can you tell me the password? I also want to know the meaning of life.”

John refused and went to work. Just kidding, he doesn’t have a job.

Apart from annoying you, that’s all. However, he went out to buy beer, so you have time to figure out the password.

“Brute force attack,” the voice insists.

It’s not “John123” or “beer4me”. You called her mom, but she’s not “I love gingerbread cookies” either. Certainly surprising. There are millions of combinations.

What are you doing?

(BRUTE FORCE… Okay, okay – cut off your voice and start a Google search)

Find some fun brute force facts:

  • Hacking attempts using brute force or dictionary attacks have increased by 400%