Read on to find out more on what hydra is and how it is used by hackers to crack password in matter of hours! Be it email, ftp or Facebook! With the right set of skills, you can do whatever you want with it as long as it is in the area you are allowed to. In this article, I will be writing a quick description on how to install it and how to use it on a basic level.
What it is
A very fast network logon cracker which support many different services.
Have a look at the feature sets and services coverage page – including a speed comparison against ncrack and medusa!
With this tool, you can generally crack any types of accounts you can think of.
I am using an Ubuntu for this case
1.) wget http://freeworld.thc.org/releases/hydra-6.2-src.tar.gz
2.) tar -xzvf hydra-6.2-src.tar.gz
3.) cd hydra-6.2-src
6.) sudo make install
Note: Make sure you have OpenSSL installed! I had a problem testing on smtp.live.com if I had no OpenSSL install, the error was “530 5.7.0 Must issue a STARTTLS command first”. I did two things to overcome this problem.
2.) sudo apt-get install libssl-dev
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