brute-force search


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brute-force search

A popular term for an inelegant and inefficient search for data, with no useful abstraction or curating.
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The attackers do brute-force search for the value of [DELTA][A.sup.35.sub.j] to deduce the input [A.sup.35.sub.j] of S-boxes in the penultimate round.
So the remaining 16 bits of [WK.sub.5][parallel][WK.sub.7][parallel][WK.sub.8][parallel][WK.sub.17] could be derived by the brute-force search. The 80-bit secret key is calculated by
So the remaining 8 bits of WK;[parallel]WK15 could only be derived by the brute-force search. Eventually the 128-bit secret key is calculated by
The traditional approach to brute-force search is analogous to shipping the entire haystack to your office, only to throw most of it away.
Moreover, if there is enough knowledge, the ability to recognize cues and thereby access knowledge associated with particular kinds of situations will gradually replace speed and brute-force search as the main tool for building high-performance systems.
Instead of relying on brute-force searches, the software incorporates a model brain--an artificial neural network--that allows the program to learn the game from scratch.
The reason that pet and other names (relatives or breakfast cereals) are such poor passwords is that they are vulnerable to brute-force searches executed with crackers' dictionaries.