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A number of other vulnerabilities put users at risk to a man-in-the-middle attack in which an attacker could intercept and redirect traffic, bruteforce attacks that could allow anyone the ability to modify the Domain Name System (DNS) configuration while forgoing administrative authentication checks.
Region-based methods [7], [8] adopted a sliding window scheme, which is basically a bruteforce approach which requires a lot of local decisions.
Honey Encryption: Encryption beyond the BruteForce Barrier Security Privacy.
But the FBI's request in this case marks an intriguing twist to that because it shows that the FBI is confident in its ability to bruteforce a locked and encrypted phone, given the ability to try an unlimited number of password guesses.
Hackers try to steal passwords using a series of advanced techniques like bruteforce or dictionary attacks, even without knowing your password, they can crack it if it's not good enough.
This paper proves the effectiveness of complicated passwords against dictionary, and bruteforce attacks due to the amount of processing involved.