Tools starting with A

Looking for new tools to extend your tool box? The top 100 list of best security tools is a great start.

A2SV

A2SV is short for Auto Scanning to SSL Vulnerability, a security tool to scan for SSL and TLS vulnerabilities. It can be used during security assessments.

AESKeyFinder

AESKeyFinder is a tool to find 128-bit and 256-bit AES keys in a memory image.

AIL framework

AIL is a framework to analyze potential information leaks from unstructured data sources. For example, this may include data from Pastebin and similar services.

APT2 (apt2)

APT2 is a tool written by Adam Compton and Austin Lane to help pentesters automate mundane scanning tasks. It leverages scan results from Nexpose, Nessus, or Nm

ATSCAN

ATSCAN is a security tool to perform a mass exploitation scan on search engines. It discovers targets that may be susceptible to exploitation.


Latest release: 17.0.1 [Sept. 21, 2020]

AWSBucketDump

AWSBucketDump is a security tool to find interesting files in AWS S3 buckets that are part of Amazon cloud services.

Acra

Acra is a database encryption proxy that provides encryption and data leakage prevention to applications. Read how it works in this review.

Admin Page Finder (PHP)

Admin Page Finder is a tool written in PHP to find admin sections within a website. It can be used during pentesting and security assessments.

Agafi

Agafi is short for Advanced Gadget Finder. This security tool helps with finding gadgets in programs, modules, and running processes.

Albatar

Albatar is an alternative to tools like sqlmap to find and exploit SQL injection vulnerabilities. However, this tool focuses on the exploitation side.

Aletheia

Aletheia is a project to manage secrets in Google Cloud with CloudKMS and Cloud Storage. It can be used to store sensitive data like authentication details.

Algo VPN

Algo VPN is a set of Ansible scripts to configure a personal VPN using IPSEC. Read the review and see how it works.

Anchore Engine

Anchore is a toolkit to perform in-depth container analysis, inspection, and controlling them. Among security scanning, it can do a wide range of functions.


Latest release: 0.10.0 [June 28, 2021]

Anti-DDOS

Anti-DDOS is an open source software project developed to protect against DDoS attacks. The project consists of a shell script to set up iptables for traffic filtering. Additionally, it will configure kernel parameters to better withstand lots of network traffic.

Arachni

Web Application Security Scanner aimed towards helping users evaluate the security of web applications

Archery

Archery is a Django-based application to perform vulnerability assessments and do vulnerability management.


Latest release: 2.0.1 [April 14, 2021]

ArpON

ArpON is a host-based tool to improve the security of the Address Resolution Protocol (ARP).

Arpoison

Arpoison is a small utility to send custom ARP packets. It can be used during security assessments and pentests.

Assimilator

Assimilator is a firewall orchestration tool. It allows configuration and automation of firewall rules by proxy requests to different types of firewalls.

AutoNessus (autonessus)

The AutoNessus tool helps with automating vulnerability scans via the Nessus API. It lists policies and can configure the state of scans.

AutoSploit

AutoSploit is short for automatic exploitation. The open source tool helps pentesters and ethical hackers. Read this review on see how it works.

Azazel

Azazel is a Linux rootkit that uses the LD_PRELOAD technique to intercept system calls. Rootkits are a type of malicious software (malware).

acccheck

The acccheck tool performs a password guessing and dictionary attack on SMB services used to share files and printers.

addrwatch

Addrwatch is a tool similar to arpwatch to monitor IPv4/IPv6 and ethernet address pairing.

afl (American fuzzy lop)

American fuzzy lop, or afl, is a security-oriented fuzzer. It helps with testing software to find unexpected results within applications.

aiodnsbrute (Async DNS Brute)

Async DNS Brute, or aiodnsbrute, is a security tool to help with resolving many DNS entries and the related discovery.

aircrack-ng

Aircrack-ng is a security toolkit to perform WiFi auditing. It can be useful for security assessments to test the security of the wireless network.

airgeddon

Airgeddon is a toolkit to perform security assessments of wireless networks. It can perform different types of wireless attacks.


Latest release: 10.41 [March 22, 2021]

altdns

Altdns is a security tool to discover subdomains during pentesting. Read this review to learn how it works and how to use it.

angr

Angr is a security tool written in Python to allow analyzing binaries. It provides a combination of static and dynamic analysis.


Latest release: 9.0.9166 [July 20, 2021]

arch-audit

Utility like pkg-audit for Arch Linux to find vulnerable packages on the system


Latest release: 0.1.19 [April 3, 2021]

arp-scan

arp-scan is a security tool that sends ARP packets to hosts on the local network. Any responses to the requests are displayed.

arpag

Arpag is a security tool to perform automatic exploiting of targets. It can be instructed to scan a set of ports and based on the outcome, it will search and active a related exploit.

arping

arping is a tool for the discovery of hosts on a computer network using the Address Resolution Protocol (ARP).


Latest release: arping-2.22 [June 27, 2021]
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