Brutus: The Password Cracker

Brutus is one of the most powerful, fastest and most flexible remote passwords cracking tool available freely that you can get your hands on. Brutus password cracker bangs against network services of remote systems trying to guess passwords by using a dictionary and permutations thereof. It supports HTTP, POP3, FTP, SMB, TELNET, IMAP, NNTP, and more. It is only available for Windows 9x, NT and 2000 and other versions of Windows.

Brutus was written originally to help me check routers etc. for default and common passwords.


Brutus version AET2 is the current release and includes the following authentication types:

HTTP (Basic Authentication)

Other types such as IMAP, NNTP, NetBus etc are freely downloadable from this site and simply imported into your copy of Brutus. You can create your own types or use other peoples.

The current release includes the following functionality:

Multi-stage authentication engine
60 simultaneous target connections
No username, single username and multiple username modes
Password list, combo (user/password) list and configurable brute force modes
Highly customizable authentication sequences
Load and resume position
Import and Export custom authentication types as BAD files seamlessly
SOCKS proxy support for all authentication types
User and password list generation and manipulation functionality
HTML Form interpretation for HTML Form/CGI authentication types
Error handling and recovery capability inc. resume after crash/failure.

Brutus: The Password Cracker Reviewed by Ali Dharani on 11:59 PM Rating: 5

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