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I have programmed a log in in my webpage and now I want to test it against a dictionary attack. I am using Apache and my website is not online so to access it I connect to localhost/website In hydra I am using the command

hydra -l username -P passList.txt localhost/website http-post-form "/logIn.php:user=^USER^&pass=^PASS:forgot"

But it terminates with error

[DATA] attacking service http-post-form on port 80 [ERROR] could not resolve address: localhost/website 0 of 1 target completed, 0 valid passwords found [ERROR] 1 target did not resolve or could not be connected

What could be the problem?

  • There are a number of places to look for the answer that might give you clues as to what is going wrong. What happens if you visit localhost/website in your browser? Can you ping it? Have you tried using 127.0.0.1/website? Have you tried looking at hydra -h more closely? Check /etc/hosts. – Ian Jan 20 '15 at 11:33
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It looks like the problem is here localhost/website This command should do the trick hydra localhost http-post-form "/logIn.php:user=^USER^&pass=^PASS:forgot" -l username -P passList.txt

  • or "/website/logIn.php", depending on the path. – Michael Jan 20 '15 at 12:16

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