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How to crack ZIP file Password in Python using Brute Force?
7 Ways to Protect Your Passwords From Brute-Force Attacks | The Blueprint
And Welcome back. The last time we met in the last post , we were talking about Caesar Cipher, a classical technique in which all the letters of the message are shifted by some number between 1 to 25, and the resultant text becomes unreadable at first glance, and the message gets hidden in that ciphertext. That's not much secure. Not especially when we have a fast calculating machine like 'Computer'. In the Brute force attack, you take the ciphertext with cunning intention of cracking it , and then, you try to enlist all the possible combinations of plaintext that it could've been possibly derived from. In other words, you try to decrypt the message repeatedly, using all the keys from 1 to 25 because you don't know which is the 'acutal' key!
How to Guard Against Brute-Force Attacks
The idea of a brute force attack is to try any possibility, one by one, until finding the good password. As the MD5 algorithm is really fast, is the perfect candidate for that kind of strategy. They encrypt thousands of words and compare the results with the MD5 hash to decrypt.
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