IKEForce alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace IKEForce? During the review of IKEForce 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. Algo VPN (personal VPN in the cloud)
  2. 0d1n (fuzzing tool for web applications)
  3. Crowbar (brute forcing tool)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to IKEForce.

Alternatives (by score)

64

Algo VPN

Introduction

Algo VPN allows you to run your own VPN service using common cloud providers. Most devices do not need client software, as it uses generic VPN components. For security reasons, Algo VPN supports only IKEv2 using strong cryptographic protocols (AES-GCM, SHA2, and P-256) and WireGuard. It can block advertisements, tunnel traffic via SSH, and helps to automate configuration.

Project details

Algo VPN is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + More than 50 contributors
  • + More than 9000 stars
  • + The source code of this software is available
  • - No releases on GitHub available

Typical usage

  • Data encryption
  • Privacy enhancement

Algo VPN review

84

0d1n

Introduction

0d1n is useful to perform brute-force login attempts for authentication forms. It can discover useful directory names by using a predefined list of paths. With options to use a random proxy per request and load CSRF tokens, it is a tool that can be used in different type of assignments.

Project details

0d1n is written in C.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + The source code of this software is available

    Typical usage

    • Information gathering
    • Penetration testing
    • Security assessment
    • Vulnerability scanning

    0d1n review

    60

    Crowbar

    Introduction

    While most brute forcing tools take a similar approach, Crowbar can use different methods that are not always available in other utilities. For example, Crowbar can use SSH keys, instead of the typical username and password combination. This might be useful during penetration testing when these type of details are discovered.

    Project details

    Crowbar is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + The source code of this software is available

      Typical usage

      • Penetration testing

      Crowbar review

      97

      Fail2ban

      Introduction

      Fail2Ban is an intrusion prevention software framework that protects computer servers from brute-force attacks

      Project details

      Fail2ban is written in Python.

      Strengths and weaknesses

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

        Typical usage

        • Network traffic filtering
        • Security monitoring

        Fail2ban review

        56

        John the Ripper

        Introduction

        John the Ripper is a mature password cracker to find weak or known passwords. It works on Linux and other flavors of Unix and Microsoft Windows.

        Project details

        60

        Patator

        Introduction

        Patator is based on similar tools like Hydra, yet with the goal to avoid the common flaws these tools have like performance limitations. The tool is modular and supports different types of brute-force attacks or enumeration of information.

        Project details

        Patator is written in Python.

        Strengths and weaknesses

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

          Typical usage

          • Password discovery
          • Penetration testing
          • Reconnaissance
          • Vulnerability scanning

          Patator review

          64

          RouterSploit

          Introduction

          RouterSploit is a framework to exploit embedded devices such as cameras and routers. It can be used during penetration testing to test the security of a wide variety of devices. RouterSploit comes with several modules to scan and exploit the devices. The tool helps in all steps, like from credential testing to deploying a payload to perform an exploitation attempt.

          Project details

          RouterSploit is written in Python.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + More than 50 contributors
          • + More than 6000 GitHub stars
          • + The source code of this software is available

            Typical usage

            • Penetration testing
            • Self-assessment
            • Software testing
            • Vulnerability scanning

            RouterSploit review

            100

            THC Hydra (thc-hydra)

            Introduction

            THC Hydra is a brute-force cracking tool for remote authentication services. It supports many protocols, including telnet, FTP, LDAP, SSH, SNMP, and others.

            Project details

            THC Hydra is written in C.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + More than 25 contributors
            • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
            • + Project is mature (10+ years)
            • + The source code of this software is available

              Typical usage

              • Penetration testing
              • Security assessment

              THC Hydra review

              60

              WPForce

              Introduction

              This toolkit is fairly new and consists of WPForce and Yertle. As the name implies, the first component has the focus on brute force attacking of login credentials. When admin credentials have been found, it is Yertle that allows uploading a shell. Yertle also has post-exploitation modules for further research.

              Project details

              WPForce is written in Python.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + The source code of this software is available
              • - Full name of author is unknown

              Typical usage

              • Penetration testing
              • Security assessment
              • Vulnerability scanning

              WPForce review

              52

              WPSeku

              Introduction

              With WPSeku a WordPress installation can be tested for the presence of security issues. Some examples are cross-site scripting (XSS), sql injection, and local file inclusion. The tool also tests for the presence of default configuration files. These files may reveal version numbers, used themes and plugins.

              Project details

              WPSeku is written in Python.

              Strengths and weaknesses

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

              Typical usage

              • Penetration testing
              • Security assessment
              • Vulnerability scanning

              WPSeku review

              60

              Wfuzz

              Introduction

              Wfuzz is a fuzzing tool written in Python. Tools like Wfuzz are typically used to test web applications and how they handle both expected as unexpected input.

              Project details

              Wfuzz is written in Python.

              Strengths and weaknesses

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

                Typical usage

                • Application fuzzing
                • Application security
                • Application testing
                • Web application analysis

                Wfuzz review

                60

                aiodnsbrute (Async DNS Brute)

                Introduction

                When a project requires resolving or guessing host names, then this tool is a great addition to the toolkit. It focuses on 'fast' by using asynchronous operations. The list of names to try is provided with a wordlist.

                Project details

                aiodnsbrute is written in Python.

                Strengths and weaknesses

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

                  Typical usage

                  • Network scanning
                  • Penetration testing

                  aiodnsbrute review

                  85

                  dirsearch

                  Introduction

                  Dirsearch is a tool to guide security professionals to find possible information leaks or sensitive data. It does this by looking for directory and file names.

                  Project details

                  dirsearch is written in Python.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

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

                    Typical usage

                    • Information gathering
                    • Penetration testing
                    • Security assessment

                    dirsearch review

                    85

                    django-axes

                    Introduction

                    This tool may be used by developers that work with the Django framework. It adds a security layer on top of the application by looking at login attempts and track them.

                    Project details

                    django-axes is written in Python.

                    Strengths and weaknesses

                    • + More than 50 contributors
                    • + The source code of this software is available

                      Typical usage

                      • Application security

                      django-axes review

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