THC Hydra (thc-hydra)

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Tool and Usage

THC Hydra is a brute-force cracking tool for remote authentication services. It supports many protocols, including telnet, FTP, LDAP, SSH, SNMP, and others.

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Usage and audience

This tool is categorized as a password cracker.

THC Hydra is commonly used for penetration test or security assessment. Target users for this tool are pentesters and security professionals.

Tool review

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + More than 25 contributors
  • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
  • + Project is mature (10+ years)
  • + The source code of this software is available


Support operating systems

THC Hydra is known to work on Linux.

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Project details
Latest release8.6 [2017-07-21]
License(s)AGPL 3.0
Last updatedSept. 17, 2017

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