thc-Hydra Network Security Testing Tool


thc-Hydra network security testing tool is very much famous in hacking community for cracking network logon’s etc. In network security one of the biggest security loop holes are passwords, this is shown in every password security study. The latest version of thc-hydra is 8.1 a very fast network cracking tool which supports many different kinds of services.

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Hydra available for Linux, Windows/Cygwin, Solaris 11, FreeBSD 8.1 and OSX, Currently supports AFP, Cisco AAA, Cisco auth, Cisco enable, CVS, Firebird, FTP, HTTP-FORM-GET, HTTP-FORM-POST, HTTP-GET, HTTP-HEAD, HTTP-PROXY, HTTPS-FORM-GET, HTTPS-FORM-POST, HTTPS-GET, HTTPS-HEAD, HTTP-Proxy, ICQ, IMAP, IRC, LDAP, MS-SQL, MYSQL, NCP, NNTP, Oracle Listener, Oracle SID, Oracle, PC-Anywhere, PCNFS, POP3, POSTGRES, RDP, Rexec, Rlogin, Rsh, SAP/R3, SIP, SMB, SMTP, SMTP Enum, SNMP, SOCKS5, SSH (v1 and v2), Subversion, Teamspeak (TS2), Telnet, VMware-Auth, VNC and XMPP.

As a password/ log on cracker (hacking tool) – Hydra has been tested on the following protocols:


afp :- firebird, http-proxy, https-form-post, ldap2, ncp, pcnfs, rexec, sip, smtp-auth-ntlm, teamspeak

cisco :- ftp, https-get, icq, ldap3, nntp, pop3, rlogin, smb, snmp, telnet

cisco-enable :- http-get, https-head, imap, mssql, oracle-listener, pop3-ntlm, rsh, smbnt, socks5, vmauthd

cvs :- http-head, https-form-get, imap-ntlm, mysql, pcanywhere, postgres, sapr3, smtp-auth, ssh2, vnc


hydra GTK network security

Working of HTC-Hydra :-

Password cracking software “HTC-Hydra” is listed in a brute force password cracking software. In reference to Information security or IT Security brute force is the method of password guessing for a database or any file which contains common passwords like “123456789, ABCD, qwerty” etc.
When we start brute forcing the cracking software will take the list of common passwords that is created by a hacker for cracking and then the software go through each and every password until the correct one is discovered.
Defend against Hydra and any brute force attacks :-
Here are some steps by which you and defend yourself from hydra attack and brute force also. If you have and other method to defend yourself then we want the know that contact us or comment below Thank you.
1. Any account trying to login in your network but failed 3 times block it.
2. Consider multi-factor or double opt-in/log in for users.
3. Implement Hardware level security tokens in place of system level passwords.
4. Enforce every user to use “generate password” or make sure that every user use symbols in there password.
5. Remove every sensitive data from the network or isolate that data.

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Raven Adler

Dropout of engineering now working as a full-time blogger. Her areas of Interest are Computers, Programming, and Blogging. At HackBS she writes articles related to Apps, Networking, Ethical hacking and cyber security.

One thought on “thc-Hydra Network Security Testing Tool

  1. Hey how do you download this software I need it bad can you send me a link please it will be a very helpful thing thx

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