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What is a dictionary attack?

A dictionary attack, also called a dictionary harvest attack, is a method used by spammers to harvest email addresses.

This is usually done by using a program that guesses valid email addresses at a domain using different variations of common usernames. Dictionary attacks are more effective when used against companies or other organizations which have a standard format for official addresses, such as [email protected]

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