AESKeyFinder alternatives

Looking for a better tool, or simply want to learn about alternatives? There is typically more than one option.

Alternatives (by tag)


Alternative: OpenSSL

OpenSSL is an open source project and provides a toolkit for Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocols.

Project details

OpenSSL is written in C.


  • + The source code of this software is available
  • + Well-known library


  • - Major vulnerabilities in the past

Typical usage

  • certificate management
  • data encryption

OpenSSL project page


Alternative: pick

The pick tool provides a minimal password manager on the terminal for systems running macOS and Linux.

Project details

pick is written in Golang.


  • + Very low number of dependencies
  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • data security
  • secure storage

pick project page


Alternative: is a command line tool which checks a system on any port for the support of TLS/SSL ciphers, protocols, as well as some cryptographic flaws.

Key features of include:

  • Clear output: you can tell easily whether anything is good or bad
  • Ease of installation: It works for Linux, Darwin, FreeBSD, NetBSD and MSYS2/Cygwin out of the box: no need to install or configure something, no gems, CPAN, pip or the like.
  • Flexibility: You can test any SSL/TLS enabled and STARTTLS service, not only webservers at port 443
  • Toolbox: Several command line options help you to run YOUR test and configure YOUR output
  • Reliability: features are tested thoroughly
  • Verbosity: If a particular check cannot be performed because of a missing capability on your client side, you'll get a warning
  • Privacy: It's only you who sees the result, not a third party
  • Freedom: It's 100% open source. You can look at the code, see what's going on and you can change it.

Project details is written in shell script.


  • + Used language is shell script
  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • application testing
  • configuration audit project page


Alternative: Volatility

Volatile memory framework used for forensics and analysis purposes. The framework is written in Python and runs on almost all platforms.

Volatility is a well-known tool to analyze memory dumps. Interesting about this project is that the founders of this project decided to create a foundation around the project. This foundation is an independent 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that maintains and promotes open source memory forensics with The Volatility Framework.

Project details

Volatility is written in Python.


  • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available
  • + Project is supported by a foundation

Typical usage

  • digital forensics

Volatility project page