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Brutus is one of the fastest, most flexible remote password crackers you can get your hands on - it's also free. It is available for Windows 9x, NT and 2000, there is no UN*X version available although it is a possibility at some point in the future. Brutus was first made publicly available in October 1998 and since that time there have been at least 70,000 downloads and over 175,000 visitors to this page. Development continues so new releases will be available in the near future. 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 customisable 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 is continually in development so functionality is always being added and enhanced. If you have any queries, comments or bugs then let me know at brutus@hoobie.net 

To keep up-to-date and informed on new releases and general Brutus news and events you can subscribe to the mailing list. The list is low volume, rarely more than one message a month. To subscribe send a mail to brutusmailer@hoobie.net with the word 'subscribe' in the subject.

System Requirements

Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4 or Windows 2000. 24 Mb RAM, 5Mb HDD space. TCP/IP network connection.


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