AIL framework alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace AIL framework? During the review of AIL framework we looked at other open source tools. Based on their category, tags, and text, these are the ones that have the best match.

Top 3

  1. snallygaster (discover sensitive files on web servers)
  2. SMBMap (SMB enumeration tool)
  3. pastemon (tool to monitor Pastebin)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to AIL framework.

Alternatives (by score)

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snallygaster

Introduction

This tool helps with detecting those files that you typically do not want to have exposed on your webservers. This includes files related to software repositories (e.g. .git), web shells,

Project details

snallygaster is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available
  • - No releases on GitHub available

Typical usage

  • Data leak detection
  • Discovery of sensitive information
  • Information leak detection

snallygaster review

60

SMBMap

Introduction

SMBMap allows scanning of file resources that are shared with the SMB protocol. The tool will list share drives, drive permissions, the share contents, upload/download functionality, file name auto-download pattern matching, and even execute remote commands. The tool was created for pentesters to simplify finding sensitive data, or at least test for it.

Project details

SMBMap is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + The source code of this software is available

    Typical usage

    • Data leak detection
    • Information gathering
    • Penetration testing

    SMBMap review

    70

    pastemon

    Introduction

    Tool like pastemon can detect specific texts on the Pastebin website, like corporate information or sensitive information. It can be used as an early warning system or detect compromises in your environment.

    Project details

    pastemon is written in Perl.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + The source code of this software is available
    • - Unknown project license

    Typical usage

    • Security monitoring

    pastemon review

    60

    S3Scanner

    Introduction

    The aptly named S3Scanner is to be used to detect AWS S3 buckets. Discovered buckets are displayed, together with the related objects in the bucket.

    Project details

    S3Scanner is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + The source code of this software is available

      Typical usage

      • Information gathering
      • Information leak detection
      • Penetration testing
      • Storage security testing

      S3Scanner review

      64

      Teh S3 Bucketeers

      Introduction

      Tools like Teh S3 Bucketeers are valuable for doing reconnaissance and information gathering. They may be used during penetration tests and security assessments. The primary goal of these tools is to find S3 buckets that may lead to sensitive data stored on Amazon's storage service.

      Project details

      Teh S3 Bucketeers is written in shell script.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + The source code is easy to read and understand
      • + Used language is shell script
      • + The source code of this software is available
      • - No releases on GitHub available

      Typical usage

      • Penetration testing
      • Security assessment
      • Storage security testing

      Teh S3 Bucketeers review

      64

      DNSteal

      Introduction

      DNSteal allows you to extract files from a machine through DNS requests. This can be used to circumvent security measures and test them against data leakage. The tool supports compression and allows for multiple files to be transferred.

      Project details

      DNSteal is written in Python.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + More than 500 GitHub stars
      • + The source code of this software is available
      • - No releases on GitHub available
      • - Full name of author is unknown

      Typical usage

      • Application security
      • Data hiding

      DNSteal review

      60

      GitMiner

      Introduction

      GitMiner is a tool to scan for sensitive data that is leaked via software repositories. Examples of sensitive data are authentication details such as passwords or connection settings.

      Project details

      GitMiner is written in Python.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
      • + The source code of this software is available

        Typical usage

        • Asset discovery
        • Discovery of sensitive information
        • Information leak detection

        GitMiner review

        76

        git-secrets

        Introduction

        You would most likely use git-secrets in development teams or as an individual developer. The primary goal is to prevent accidentally submitting authentication details or otherwise sensitive information to your software repositories.

        Project details

        git-secrets is written in shell script.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + The source code of this software is available

          Typical usage

          • Data leak prevention
          • Information leak prevention

          git-secrets review

          100

          Acra

          Introduction

          Acra is a database encryption proxy that provides encryption and data leakage prevention to applications. It provides selective encryption, access control, database and data leak prevention, and even intrusion detection capabilities. It is focused on developers and supports most popular programming languages such as Go, PHP, Python, Ruby.

          Project details

          Acra is written in Golang, Node.js, Objective-C, PHP, Python, Ruby.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + Commercial support available
          • + The source code of this software is available

            Typical usage

            • Data encryption
            • Data leak prevention
            • Data security
            • Vulnerability mitigation

            Acra review

            64

            BuQuikker

            Introduction

            BuQuikker is a security tool to scan the Amazon S3 storage service. Its goal is to find open and unprotected S3 buckets.

            Project details

            BuQuikker is written in Python.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + The source code of this software is available

              Typical usage

              • Data leak detection
              • Security assessment

              BuQuikker review

              85

              gitleaks

              Introduction

              Gitleaks scans the repository, including history, for secrets and other sensitive data. This can be useful for both developers as security professionals to discover any leaks.

              Project details

              gitleaks is written in Golang.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + More than 10 contributors
              • + More than 3000 GitHub stars
              • + The source code of this software is available

                Typical usage

                • Security assessment

                gitleaks review

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