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THC-Hydra: A very fast network logon cracker

A tool that has been rocking computer networks for more than 10 years. This tool is used by the pen-testers themselves. The coolest thing about this network logon cracker is that it has lightning speed when it come in terms of cracking passwords.

Hydra is a parallized login cracker which supports numerous protocols to attack. New modules are easy to add, beside that, it is flexible and very fast

Complete Comparison of Hyrda with Medusa and Ncrack can be found on the developers website

HYDRA Comparison with Network Crackers

Screen Shot from Hydra’s website

Supported Platforms

  • Linux
  • Windows/Cygwin
  • Solaris 11
  • FreeBSD 8.1
  • OSX
Cool quote from Developer (L33t G33k Award)

Install cygwin from http://www.cygwin.com and compile it yourself. If you do not have cygwin installed – how do you think you will do proper securiy testing? duh …

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