Using Wikipedia as brute forcing dictionary

Posted on January 08, 2009 in Blog • Tagged with brute forcer, brute forcing, dictionary, wikipedia, words • 2 min read

The success and the time elapsed in a brute forcing attack depends by the number of discovered brute forcing points, the quality of the tool used (like THC-hydra, brutus or medusa) and the quality of the dictionary used.

Sometimes using a incremental dictionary is a waste of time, a good dictionary can be the success key to a fast brute forcing attack. Get a dictionary of common words and keep it updated is an hard work.

Wikipedia is a free multilingual encyclopedia, it currently contains 2,683,099 articles. This is a really good database to generate a dictionary ...


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