Examples of Kali Linux Hydra Tool

Hydra is a pre-installed tool in Kali Linux used to brute-force username and password 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 correct credentials. Below is the list of all protocols supported by hydra.

Check the usage of Hydra by using of below command:

#hydra -h

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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.

cd /usr/share/wordlists

-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 of avoiding brute-force attacks on the target.

Conclusion

This article covers Examples of the Kali Linux Hydra Tool. At the end of the article, we have discussed some mitigation techniques to avoid brute-force attacks.

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  1. October 13, 2021

    good examples

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