Brute Force

Brute force may refer to any of several problem-solving methods involving the evaluation of multiple (or every) possible answer(s) for fitness. The term has also been used as a stage name, book title, etc.

In mathematics:

  • A problem solving technique where a series of possible answers are worked out and each possibility is tested for accuracy. This technique is particularly useful on multiple choice problems.
  • A problem solving technique using workaround methods such as scale diagrams instead of conventional algebra.
  • Proof by exhaustion or brute force method, a method of mathematical proof

Non-mathematical problem-solving methods:

  • Brute-force search, a trivial computer problem-solving technique
  • Brute-force attack, a method of defeating a cryptographic scheme by trying a large number of possibilities


Media and entertainment:

  • Brute Force (musician), the stage name of Stephen Friedland
  • Brute Force (book), a controversial work by historian John Ellis
  • Brute Force (1914 film), starring Harry Carey
  • Brute Force (1947 film), starring Burt Lancaster
  • Brute Force (video game), a video game
  • Brute Force (comics), Simon Furman’s comic about super-intelligent cyborg animals saving the environment

Other articles related to "brute force, force, brute":

Brute Force (video Game) - Plot
... Brute Force takes place in the year 2340, when the human race has spread out across the galaxy and settled around 50 star systems, which are collectively ... known as Tex fighting off an unknown force when suddenly a dropship he was about to board takes off without him ... are located, he is told to find the second member of the Brute Force, a Feral alien named Brutus, who is trying to defend himself and his fellow colonists against ...
Correlation Attack - Explanation
... of the plaintext, as the two are simply XORed together), this allows an attacker to brute-force the key for that individual LFSR and the rest of the system separately ... the registers is correlated to the Boolean function output, we may brute force it first and then the remaining three, for a total attack complexity of 28 + 224 ... Compared to the cost of launching a brute force attack on the entire system, with complexity 232, this represents an attack effort saving factor of 255, which is substantial ...
Brute Force (musician)
... Brute Force (born 1940) is the pseudonym of Stephen Friedland, an American singer and songwriter ... He wrote and recorded the LP I, Brute Force - Confections of Love for Columbia Records in 1967 ... In 2010, Bar None Records reissued and released Brute Force's first solo album I, Brute Force - Confections of Love with bonus tracks not contained on the original 1967 vinyl edition ...
Advantage (cryptography) - Examples - Example 2: Brute Force Search
... (call it A1) will attempt to cryptanalyze its input by brute force ... distinguisher, but it's not a security failure because it's no faster than brute force search, after all, it is the brute force search ...

Famous quotes related to brute force:

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    —D.H. (David Herbert)