Bowcaster alternatives

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

Alternatives (by tag)

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Alternative: SearchSploit

Exploit-DB's CLI search tool to find any exploits from the database. The tool is written in shell script and maintained by Offensive Security.

Project details

SearchSploit is written in shell script.

Strengths

  • + Used language is shell script

Weaknesses

  • - Full name of author is unknown

Typical usage

  • information gathering
  • penetration test

SearchSploit project page

100

Alternative: BetterCAP

BetterCAP is a complete, modular, portable and easily extensible MitM tool and framework. It is maintained well and appreciated by many.

Project details

BetterCAP is written in Ruby.

Strengths

  • + More than 25 contributors
  • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • bypassing security measures
  • penetration test
  • security assessment

BetterCAP project page

84

Alternative: Kitty

Kitty is a modular and extensible fuzzing framework written in Python. It is inspired by OpenRCE's Sulley and Michael Eddington's Peach Fuzzer tool.

Project details

Kitty is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • application fuzzing

Kitty project page

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Alternative: Metasploit Framework

Metasploit is a framework that consists of tools to perform security assignments. It focuses on the offensive side of security and leverages exploit modules.

Project details

Metasploit Framework is written in Ruby.

Strengths

  • + More than 400 contributors
  • + More than 9000 stars
  • + Many maintainers
  • + The source code of this software is available
  • + Supported by a large company
  • + Well-known tool

Typical usage

  • penetration test
  • security assessment
  • vulnerability scanning

Metasploit Framework project page

88

Alternative: OWTF (Offensive Web Testing Framework)

The OWTF project (Offensive Web Testing Framework) unites tools for penetrating testing. Most parts are written in Python.

OWTF is short for Offensive Web Testing Framework and it is one of the many OWASP projects to improve security.

Project details

OWTF is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + More than 25 contributors
  • + More than 500 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • penetration test
  • security assessment

OWTF project page

96

Alternative: Pocsuite

Pocsuite is a remote vulnerability testing and development framework. It can be used by penetration testers and vulnerability researchers.

Project details

Pocsuite is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + More than 10 contributors
  • + More than 500 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • vulnerability testing

Pocsuite project page

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Alternative: Viper

Viper is a binary analysis and management framework for security researchers. It provides a way to organization your collection of malware samples and exploits.

Viper organizes the malware samples and exploits you found over time. It calls itself "Metasploit for malware researchers". Viper has a terminal interface to store, search and analyze files. As it is a framework, is also allows you to create your plugins.