A Bruteforce attack is a method for guessing a password or an encryption key that involves systematically trying all possible combinations of characters until a correct one is found. For long passwords, an alternative, called a dictionary attack, can be used; it has proved to be very effective against simple or suspected passwords. Unlike typical brute force, a dictionary attack uses a long list of popular or leaked passwords instead of generating a combination of letters and numbers.
A successful Bruteforce attack allows an attacker to obtain valid user credentials.
Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is Microsoft’s proprietary protocol, providing a user with a graphical interface to connect to another computer through a network. RDP is widely used by both system administrators and less-technical users to control servers and other PCs remotely.
A Bruteforce.Generic.RDP attack attempts to find a valid RDP login / password pair by systematically checking all possible passwords until the correct one is found.
A successful Bruteforce.Generic.RDP attack allows an attacker to gain remote access to the targeted host computer.
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