Password guessing

Password guessing is a “brute force” method of gaining access to an encrypted account or system by systematically guessing its password. Typically, a dictionary type scheme is used to do this. Guessing a password successfully is only possible in the event that weak passwords are used.

Password guessing shouldn’t be confused with password cracking.

Synonym: PG-ing

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