Tool and Usage
Why this tool?
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.
How it works
Upon a discovery, it will highlight this in the screen output. By using an exit code with the value 2, it can be used together with other scripts.
Usage and audience
gitleaks is commonly used for security assessment. Target users for this tool are developers, pentesters, and security professionals.
- Colored output
- Command line interface
- Supports exit codes
Tool review and remarks
The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:
- + More than 10 contributors
- + More than 3000 GitHub stars
- + The source code of this software is available
Supported operating systems
Gitleaks is known to work on Linux.
Similar tools to gitleaks:
GitMiner is a security tool to scan a Git repository for data leaks that may reveal sensitive information like authentication details.
Gitrob is a security tool to find sensitive information on GitHub. During the audit, it may detect passwords, API keys, or other secrets.
The mimipenguin tools extracts and dumps discovered login passwords for an active Linux user. It is inspired by the mimikatz tool for Windows.
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