30 September 2009

Bruter: A Parallel Network Login Brute-Forcer!

by Black on September 30, 2009

in Open Source, Penetration Testing, Security tools

When you think of a brute force, you always think of Hydra, Brutus, etc. There is a newer, somewhat unknown tool – Bruter. We had mentioned about this tool, at its time of release, our now defunct blog – Meta-Human.Net.

Bruter is a Windows 32 application which can help you check for the strength of your passwords. It supports three types of password cracking mode:

  • Dictionary: This mode will use a wordlist.
  • Append user: This mode will use words from a file. Each word will then be appended to the testing username and then use it as a password.
  • Brute force: This mode will try every possible password. You can select a character set for brute forcing from ‘Option‘. Also you can defined the minimum and maximum password length for brute forcing.

It supports the following protocols to be tested:

  • FTP
  • HTTP (Basic)
  • HTTP (Form)
  • IMAP
  • MySQL
  • POP3
  • SMB-NT
  • SMTP
  • SNMP
  • SSH2
  • Telnet

It has been tested to work on Windows 2000 & Windows XP. All it needs is OpenSSL. You can download the source code of this application and the compiled version as well here.