That will only get you so far

What kind of attack breaks into a system by trying the most common passwords?

A) Man-in-the-middle

B) Denial of service

C) Dictionary attack

D) Spoofing

E) Rootkit

F) Tire iron

The answer: C) Dictionary attack

Instead of trying every possible combination of characters, a dictionary attack will try the most common passwords to see if it can quickly gain access to a system.

Want to know more? Watch “Common Security Threats.”

There are a number of different methods that the bad guys can use to attack your systems. In this video, you’ll learn how to recognize and protect yourself from the most well-known security threats.