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Medusa 1.1 Release
From: jmk <jmk () foofus net>
Date: Mon, 01 May 2006 13:44:55 -0500

Fellow Pen-testers:

Version 1.1 of Medusa is now available for public download.

What is Medusa? Medusa is a speedy, massively parallel, modular, login
brute-forcer for network services created by the geeks at Foofus.net. It
currently has modules for the following services: CVS, FTP, HTTP, IMAP,
MS-SQL, MySQL, NCP (NetWare), PcAnywhere, POP3, PostgreSQL, rexec,
rlogin, rsh, SMB, SMTP (VRFY), SNMP, SSHv2, SVN, Telnet, VmAuthd, VNC,
and a generic wrapper module.

While Medusa was designed to serve the same purpose as THC-Hydra, there
are several significant differences. For a brief comparison, see:


This release adds several new modules, additional OS support, and fixes
numerous bugs. A somewhat detailed report is available here:


Finally, the main documentation and actual files are located here:


Medusa was developed on Gentoo Linux and FreeBSD. Some limited testing
has been done on other platforms. If people wish to contribute patches
to fix portability issues, I'd be happy to accept them. There are
probably lots of bugs which have yet to surface. Please let me know if
you encounter issues, fix a bug or just find the application useful.


jmk <jmk () foofus net>
Foofus Networks

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