How to bruteforce a server with hydra

In this tutorial we will follow the behind the scenes of a bruteforce attack to a ssh service located on a server

Attention: Don’t do it without the server owner permission.


1- A server

2-xHydra Gui Version

1-Step: Create a text document with passwords that you would like to try

2-Step: Configure the target settings with the target ip, attack port and protocol to use.

3-Step: Configure user information and give the path to password’s list .

Note: It’s possible to use a txt file to burteforce the username too.

4-Step: Check the command line that will be use.

5-Step: Launch the bruteforce operation and wait for results.