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  • noun Alternative spelling of brute force.

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Examples

  • Today, in class, I discussed properties of strong encryption mechanisms and demonstrated how easy it was to crack a password, using simple “brute-force” (i.e., try a bunch of passwords until you find the one that works) methods.

    2010 January « This is what a computer scientist looks like

  • Today, in class, I discussed properties of strong encryption mechanisms and demonstrated how easy it was to crack a password, using simple “brute-force” (i.e., try a bunch of passwords until you find the one that works) methods.

    Context matters « This is what a computer scientist looks like

  • The Volna, that formidable Cold War sword, had proved a less than reliable plowshare, making for a failure that was bitterly beside the point: the chemically propelled brute-force rocket was the trouble, not the beautiful Icarian blades that never got a chance to be tested.

    Across the Universe

  • Either hackers will brute-force their way in, by probing the organization and find a vulnerability that allows them to get through the side door.

    'Son of Stuxnet' Virus Targets Specific Organizations, Assets

  • The Volna, that formidable Cold War sword, had proved a less than reliable plowshare, making for a failure that was bitterly beside the point: the chemically propelled brute-force rocket was the trouble, not the beautiful Icarian blades that never got a chance to be tested.

    Across the Universe

  • So, take a brute-force approach, which is taking a representative of the company, putting them in the store, and walking them through everything.

    What's the Deal?

  • You need to use brute-force speech recognition, which is about 80% accurate.

    When Computers Stare Back

  • You need to use brute-force speech recognition, which is about 80% accurate.

    When Computers Stare Back

  • You need to use brute-force speech recognition, which is about 80% accurate.

    When Computers Stare Back

  • Inside Ariane felt the world spinning crazily, the ship shuddering with impact after impact as it drove through the swarm by sheer power and centripetal acceleration, a straight-line brute-force approach completely different from – and considerably more dangerous than – Sethrik's ballet of evasion.

    Archive 2010-04-01

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