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brute-force

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Brute force Hubble fix saves the day--again

Astronaut Mike Massimino, confounded by a stripped screw, deliberately tears away a handrail inside the Hubble Space Telescope to clear the way for a successful instrument repair.

By May 17, 2009

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3D-printed button-bashing robot guesses phone PINs

A hacker robot takes the brute force approach to guessing smartphone PINs by just punching in numbers until it hits the right combination.

By July 24, 2013

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What's more 'practical,' a Ferrari or a high-end hi-fi?

Exotic cars are showcases of brute-force technology, but have minimal value as cars; high-end audio systems are considerably more useful, says the Audiophiliac.

By March 23, 2013

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Oracle databases easy to hack, says researcher

A security researcher claims the company's databases are vulnerable to brute-force attacks because of an authentication flaw.

By September 20, 2012

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Latest Google Wallet hack picks your pocket

Researchers had just identified a brute-force way to crack Google Wallet PINs, and now there's another--and much easier--way to access a Wallet account.

By February 10, 2012

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Kamikaze moon mission kicks up dust, maybe ice?

In a brute-force search for lunar ice, NASA sent two spacecraft crashing to the moon Friday in a $79 million attempt to blast out suspected ice-bearing soil for detailed analysis.

By October 9, 2009