MindFire Knowledge Base

Technical Terminology

Like many industries, there are a lot of technical terms and jargon. Don’t be left in the dark wondering what something means.

Brute Force Attacks

A brute force attack is a method of hacking that uses trial and error to crack passwords, logins, and keys.

Dictionary Attacks

A dictionary attack is one where a bad actor attempts to gain access for a protected system with a “dictionary list” of common words and phrases used by businesses and individuals.

Social Engineering

Social engineering is where someone uses deception and manipulation to convince individuals to divulge confidential, private, or personal information that may be used for fraudulent or malicious purposes.

Web App

Web apps are a browser-based user interface for software/tools/features that users can access anywhere rather than having software installed on a specific computer/device.