Brute Force Attack

An attacker uses a brute force attack to gain access to an account by systematically trying all possible password and passphrase combinations that may apply to the account, with the goal of eventually guessing the correct credentials. While brute force attacks can be computationally demanding, time-consuming, and difficult to execute, they can correctly guess a weak password in a matter of seconds. Most brute-force attacks can be avoided by using a strong password.