THC Hydra alternatives

Looking for a better tool, or simply want to learn about alternatives? There is typically more than one option.

Alternatives (by tag)

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Alternative: 0d1n

0d1n is a security tool to perform fuzzing of web applications and discover potential security issues. It is commonly used during security assignments.

0d1n is useful to perform brute-force login attempts for authentication forms. It can discover useful directory names by using a predefined list of paths. With options to use a random proxy per request and load CSRF tokens, it is a tool that can be used in different type of assignments.

Project details

0d1n is written in C.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • information gathering
  • penetration test
  • security assessment
  • vulnerability scanning

0d1n project page

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Alternative: aiodnsbrute (Async DNS Brute)

Async DNS Brute, or aiodnsbrute, is a security tool to help with resolving many DNS entries and the related discovery.

Project details

aiodnsbrute is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + Very low number of dependencies
  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • network scanning
  • penetration test

aiodnsbrute project page

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Alternative: Crowbar

Crowbar is a brute forcing tool that can be used during penetration tests. Unlike other similar tools it uses different methods to achieve its goal.

Project details

Crowbar is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • penetration test

Crowbar project page

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Alternative: dirsearch

Dirsearch is a tool to guide security professionals to find possible information leaks or sensitive data. It does this by looking for directory and file names.

Project details

dirsearch is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + More than 10 contributors
  • + More than 500 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • information gathering
  • penetration test
  • security assessment

dirsearch project page

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Alternative: django-axes

Django-axes is a reusable app for Django to limit the brute force login attempts for your web application.

Project details

django-axes is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + More than 50 contributors
  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • application security

django-axes project page

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Alternative: Fail2ban

Fail2Ban is an intrusion prevention software framework that protects computer servers from brute-force attacks

Project details

Fail2ban is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • network traffic filtering
  • security monitoring

Fail2ban project page

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Alternative: IKEForce

IKEForce is a command line utility to brute force VPN connections (IPSEC) that allow group name/ID enumeration and XAUTH.

Project details

IKEForce is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

IKEForce project page

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Alternative: John the Ripper

John the Ripper is a mature password cracker to find weak or known passwords.

John the Ripper is a mature password cracker to find weak or known passwords. It works on Linux and other flavors of Unix and Microsoft Windows.

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Alternative: Patator

Patator is a security tool to perform enumeration or brute-force attempts to discover authentication details. It can be used during penetration testing.

Project details

Patator is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + More than 500 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • password discovery
  • penetration test
  • reconnaissance
  • vulnerability scanning

Patator project page

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Alternative: WPForce

WPForce is a suite of tools to attack Wordpress installations. One part focuses on brute forcing logins, the other to upload a shell upon finding credentials.

This toolkit is fairly new and consists of WPForce and Yertle. As the name implies, the first component has the focus on brute force attacking of login credentials. When admin credentials have been found, it is Yertle that allows uploading a shell. Yertle also has post-exploitation modules for further research.

Project details

WPForce is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Weaknesses

  • - Full name of author is unknown

Typical usage

  • penetration test
  • security assessment
  • vulnerability scanning

WPForce project page

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Alternative: WPSeku

WPSeku is a WordPress vulnerability scanner that can be used to scan remote WordPress installations.

With WPSeku a WordPress installation can be tested for the presence of security issues. Some examples are cross-site scripting (XSS), sql injection, and local file inclusion. The tool also tests for the presence of default configuration files. These files may reveal version numbers, used themes and plugins.

Project details

WPSeku is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Weaknesses

  • - Unknown project license

Typical usage

  • penetration test
  • security assessment
  • vulnerability scanning

WPSeku project page

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Alternative: Buttercup for desktop

Buttercup is a cross-platform, free, and open-source password manager based on Node.js. It helps to store your passwords and secrets safely.

Project details

Buttercup for desktop is written in Node.js.

Strengths

  • + More than 10 contributors
  • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • password management

Buttercup for desktop project page

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Alternative: Confidant

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Alternative: Hashcat

Hashcat is a well-known tool to crack passwords. It has advanced features to improve performance, allow session resumption, and more.

Project details

Hashcat is written in C.

Strengths

  • + More than 25 contributors
  • + More than 3000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available
  • + Well-known tool

Typical usage

  • password discovery

Hashcat project page

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Alternative: KeePassX

KeePassX is a cross platform application to store sensitive information like usernames, passwords, and other secret.

The database is encrypted with AES (alias Rijndael) or Twofish encryption algorithm using a 256-bit key. KeePassX uses a database format that is compatible with KeePass Password Safe.

Project details

KeePassX is written in C++.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available
  • + Well-known tool

Weaknesses

  • - Full name of author is unknown

Typical usage

  • secure storage

KeePassX project page

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Alternative: KeePassXC

KeePassXC is a cross-platform platform to store sensitive data like passwords, keys, and other secrets. It has a graphical user interface and is written in C++.

Project details

KeePassXC is written in C++.

Strengths

  • + More than 50 contributors
  • + Runs on multiple platforms
  • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • password management
  • secure storage

KeePassXC project page

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Alternative: mimipenguin

The mimipenguin tools extracts and dumps discovered login passwords for an active Linux user. It is inspired by the mimikatz tool for Windows.

The tool requires root permissions to work.

Project details

mimipenguin is written in Python, shell script.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Weaknesses

  • - No releases on GitHub available
  • - Full name of author is unknown

Typical usage

  • information gathering
  • security assessment

mimipenguin project page

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Alternative: mimipy

The mimipy tool is based on the work of mimipenguin and ported to Python. It can extract passwords from memory or overwrite them to prevent capture.

The mimipy tool is based on the work of mimipenguin and ported to Python. It can extract passwords from memory or overwrite them to prevent capture.

Project details

mimipy is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • data extraction
  • information gathering
  • security assessment

mimipy project page

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Alternative: not24get

not24get helps with password quality checking in OpenLDAP and is to be used together with ppolicy. It provides both an API for ppolicy and executable.

API: pwdCheckModule object in ppolicy.
Executable: "check password script" in Samba suite (not24get_check)

This module is a wrapper around libpasswdqc, the library that powers the pam_passwdqc module.

Project details

not24get is written in C.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • password strength testing

not24get project page

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Alternative: pas

Pas is a tool to store secrets like passwords, API keys and other sensitive data.

Project details

pas is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • password management
  • secure storage

pas project page

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Alternative: pass (password-store)

The pass utility is also known as password-store. It uses GPG and Unix directories to store passwords and others secrets.

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Alternative: PassGen

PassGen is a tool to help with password dictionary attacks to guess a password. It does not perform the attack but creates the related database.

Project details

PassGen is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • password discovery
  • password strength testing
  • security assessment

PassGen project page

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Alternative: Passmgr

Passmgr is a simple portable password manager written in Go. It helps with storing secrets, like passwords and API keys.

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Alternative: pass-rotate

pass-rotate is a library and command-line tool to rotate password on various web services. It allows for bulk changing your passwords.

Project details

pass-rotate is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • password management

pass-rotate project page

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Alternative: pick

The pick tool provides a minimal password manager on the terminal for systems running macOS and Linux.

Project details

pick is written in Golang.

Strengths

  • + Very low number of dependencies
  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • data security
  • secure storage

pick project page

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Alternative: acccheck

The acccheck tool performs a password guessing and dictionary attack on SMB services used to share files and printers.

Project details

acccheck is written in Perl.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Weaknesses

  • - No updates for a while

Typical usage

  • password discovery
  • password strength testing

acccheck project page

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Alternative: eapmd5pass

Eapmd5pass is a password attack tool for EAP-MD5 authentication traffic. It uses an offline attack, meaning it deals with captured network data.

Project details

eapmd5pass is written in C.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • network analysis
  • password discovery
  • penetration test

eapmd5pass project page