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Difference between password spraying and Dictionary attack

Password spraying is when you try one or more passwords that you have found for some accounts for other accounts in same or multiple other machines. Whereas dictionary attack is where you just use any dictionary to crack the password.

Ian Leroy Arakel

Active Member
Hi Amit,

Password spraying: Use a discovered password across multiple accounts
Dictionary attack: Crack a single account by using a password from a password list.

I guess this would be a high level overview.