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Linux.com: Detect Weak Network Passwords with Hydra

Aug 29, 2005, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Virijevich)

"Security experts always advise you to use only strong alphanumeric passwords for network applications, and change them often, but you know that not everyone on your network is security-conscious. Starting to worry that weak passwords may be slipping through your defenses? Then it's time to unleash Hydra, a network login cracker for more than 30 network services.

"Hydra comes from The Hacker's Choice (THC), a group that has written more than 60 open source network security tools and research papers. Hydra receives frequent updates and is the group's second most downloaded project..."

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