FastSSH is a powerful shell script that allows you to perform multi-threaded scans and brute force attacks against the SSH protocol using commonly used credentials. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of installing and using the FastSSH on your Linux system.
Install FastSSH tool
Installing this tool on Linux is very easy, but before installing this tool you should need to install both packages sshpass and Netcat. So execute the below command.
sudo apt-get install sshpass sudo apt-get instll netcat
Step 1: Clone The Repository
The first step is to clone the Fast SSH repository from GitHub. Open your terminal and run the following command:
git clone https://github.com/Z4nzu/fastssh.git
This will create a new directory named ‘fast ssh‘ in your current location.
Step 2: Change Directory
Once the cloning process is complete, navigate to the ‘fastssh‘ directory by running the following command:
Step 3: Set Permission
Before you can execute the Fast SSH script, you need to set the appropriate permissions. Run the following command:
chmod +x fastssh.sh
Step 4: Run The Tool
Now, you are ready to run the Fast SSH script. Execute the following command:
That’s it, this is the easy way to install this tool.
How to use FastSSH tool
FastSSH provides various options to perform scans and brute force attacks against SSH servers. Here are a few examples:
To scan a single IP address, use the ‘–scan‘ option followed by the IP address. For example
bash fastssh.sh --scan 192.168.1.1
To perform a brute force attack against an SSH server, use the ‘–bruteforcer‘ option followed by the IP address and the path to the password file. For example
bash fastssh.sh --bruteforcer 192.168.1.1 passwords.txt
Protecting Your Website Against FastSSH
FastSSH can be a powerful tool in the wrong hands. To protect your website against FastSSH attacks, implement the following measures:
- Use strong and unique passwords for SSH authentication.
- Disable password-based authentication and use key-based authentication instead.
- Implement rate limiting to prevent multiple failed login attempts.
- Regularly update your SSH server software to patch any security vulnerabilities.
- Monitor your server logs for any suspicious activity.
I hope I have fully informed you about this FastSSH tool and if you have any doubts about this tool or know of a better tool let me know through the command section.