What is a Dictionary Attack ?
An attack that tries all the phrases or words in a dictionary, trying to crack a password or key .A dictionary password cracker simply takes a list of dictionary words, and one at a time encrypts them to see if they encrypt to the one way hash from the system. If the hashes are equal, the password is considered cracked, and the word tried from the dictionary list is the password.
Can I make my Own Dictionary for Cracking ?
Yes you can make your own dictionary .There are plenty of world list generators which creates different types of words you can store the words generated by the word list generator according to your needs in a note pad and create your own dictionary try googling them
What are the tools used for a Dictionary attack ?
There are many tools used for a dictionary attack you can refer my post on Different Password Cracking Tools But in this tutorial i will teach you how to crack router passwords using Hydra you can download the latest version of hydra from Here
Hacking Router Passwords Using a Dictionary Attack
Backtrack .Its ok you can do the same by installing Hydra - windows version
Disadvantages of a Dictionary attack
The password should be there in the dictionary your using or this attack will fail
so always use a good dictionary for this attack . Logs will be created on PC or the router
your hacking so always use a proxy . If you don't know How to use a proxy click Here
I hope you like this tutorial . If you have any doubts please be free to comment