- D.A.V.E. (Digitally Advanced Villain Emulator): A million possible security codes. Let's try them all!The Batman, "Gotham's Ultimate Criminal Mastermind"
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- In Spiderman Homecoming, when Peter gets locked into a time-locked vault, he uses his TI-83 calculator, notebook paper, a pencil, and the assistance of his AI, Karen, to run all possible permutations of the pass code until he arrives at the correct entry and the doors unlock and let him out. When he first arrived, Karen told him this was the most secure facility in the country, but it doesn't have cameras or motion detectors to detect movement inside of the facilities and neither the porting of an unauthorized device nor hundreds of incorrect pass code attempts trigger an alarm.
- WarGames. When the NORAD Artificial Intelligence Joshua wants to launch the U.S. land-based ICBM force at the Soviet Union, he sends random combinations of alphanumeric characters to the computers controlling the missile silos until he hits the launch code.
- In the episode "Attack on Central City" from The Flash (2014) our hero must deactivate a missile launcher by inputting the correct code into its control panel. His tech support allies specify that this type of security system won't set off the missile if an inaccurate code is inputted.
- The Batman. D.A.V.E. is a robot who can crack a security code within five seconds by just entering possibilities into the panel until it opens the door.
- In the Justice League Unlimited episode "The Great Brain Robbery", Lex Luthor's mind has been accidentally put into Flash's body. He tries to escape the Watchtower by brute forcing a security door, but is interrupted by Green Lantern and Red Tornado before he can find the right code.
- In the Justice League two-part episode "A Better World", the Flash uses this approach to try and release Batman from his shackles. However, Batman correctly guesses that the code is 91939, as he and Lord Batman think alike.
- In Fez, many puzzles involve translating messages into button patterns that you must press. For the black monolith puzzle, there is absolutely no in-game clue about the proper button pattern. Since it would have taken years for a single player to test every combination, the players banded together to collaboratively brute-force the answer, setting up websites to keep track of unsuccessful attempts until they finally found the combo that worked.
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