Using Brutus to Crack Passwords

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Background: Brutus is a password-cracking tool used to crack the below authentications:


  • FTP(File Transfer Protocol)
  • HTTP(Basic Authentication)
  • HTTP(HTML Form/CGI)
  • POP3 (Post Office Protocol v3)
  • SMB(Server Message Block)
  • Telnet

Q: Which of the below attacks can Brutus perform to crack a password?


Each correct answer represents a complete solution. Choose three.


a. Dictionary attack

b. Brute force attack

c. Replay attack

d. Hybrid attack

e. Man-in-the-middle attack

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