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brute force

Also, brute strength. Savage violence, unreasoning strength, as in We hope that reason will triumph over brute force. Although this expression is also used literally to mean exceptional physical power, the figurative sense reflects the origin for brute, which comes from Latin brutus, for "heavy, stupid, unreasoning." [First half of 1700s]
See also: brute, force
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A brute force attack stands for an attempt to guess the username and password of a web application, using a predefined set of usernames and passwords and combining them at random.
The Security Bulletin found that, when compared to Alert Logic's overall customer set, the energy sector is at an elevated risk of brute force and malware/botnet attacks:
Women are less than half as likely to resort to brute force, with only 18 per cent saying that they would hit a spanner and the same number using all their weight.
But 40 per cent of men would tell them the best way to solve the problem is to apply a bit of brute force, according to Comma.
This means that the Windows Vista password system, which would normally take months and months to crack using a brute force technique, could be cracked in a matter of days, thanks to the parallel processing capabilities of the nVidia graphics processor," said Calum Macleod, Cyber-Ark's European director.
The authors joke that if the first Industrial Revolution had a motto, it would be, "If brute force doesn't work.
Jaramillo noted that laws and other restrictions have changed some tactics used by officers on the street, meaning less brute force and brawn, and better communication skills to control and convince.
Israel cannot be driven into the sea, as some Islamic maximalists may hope, and the Hezbollah and Palestinian "problems" cannot be made to dissipate through brute force, as some Israelis may wish.
the reader, with a new appreciation and terrible understanding of the dynamics of brute force and the survival instinct, cannot help but answer in the affirmative.
Careers in mining, which aren't what they used to be when it comes to the need for brute force or the perception of a dark, dirty mine, must be promoted to children, and the younger the better.
Fireman Nigel Crabtree said: "In the end it took brute force to get her out.
What's really avoidable (for me) about rugby is that it's simply a game of brute force.
Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock is probably is the best-behaved of the brewer's extreme beers, depending more on flavor than brute force.
Penetration Testing Capabilities -- Performs brute force attacks on new or existing databases to determine common or easily detected passwords.
But Washington required brute force of both partners, granting the genders equal weight in a mutually abusive sexual encounter.