[ broot-fawrs uh-tak ]
/ ˈbrutˈfɔrs əˌtæk /
a computer hacking technique in which every possible combination of characters is tried until the sought-after password or encryption key is found: A malicious hacker may resort to a brute-force attack to gain entry to your account.
Why Do We Say “Beware The Ides Of March”?The Ides of March, better known as March 15th, marks an inauspicious anniversary associated with treachery and ill fortune. But, how did a day that was once celebrated by the Romans become so heavily steeped in superstition?
Origin of brute-force attack
First recorded in 2000–05
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