Metagoofil alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace Metagoofil? During the review of Metagoofil 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. wig (reconnaissance tool for web applications)
  2. peepdf (PDF analysis)
  3. CIRCLean (USB stick and drives cleaner)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to Metagoofil.

Alternatives (by score)

60

wig (WebApp Information Gatherer)

Introduction

Wig is a security tool to discover what particular software is for a web application or website. It can detect several Content Management Systems (CMS) and other administrative applications. This may be useful for those performing reconnaissance or information gathering, like during a penetration test of security assessment.

Project details

wig is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + The source code of this software is available
  • - No updates for a while
  • - Full name of author is unknown

Typical usage

  • Application fingerprinting
  • Information gathering
  • Reconnaissance
  • Web application analysis

wig review

74

peepdf

Introduction

Peepdf is a tool to see all the objects in the document. It shows suspicious elements and supports the most used filters and encodings. It can also parse different versions of a file, object streams, and encrypted files. With the installation of PyV8 and Pylibemu it provides Javascript and shellcode analysis wrappers too. Apart from this, it is able to create new PDF files, modify existent ones, and obfuscate them.

Project details

peepdf is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + The source code of this software is available

    Typical usage

    • Digital forensics

    peepdf review

    100

    CIRCLean

    Introduction

    Malware regularly uses USB sticks to infect victims. This solution can convert documents with potentially harmful code into disarmed data formats. This converted data is then stored on a trusted device.

    Project details

    CIRCLean is written in shell script.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + The source code of this software is available

      Typical usage

      • Data sanitizing
      • Data transfers

      CIRCLean review

      60

      PCredz

      Introduction

      This tool can be of a great use to see what sensitive data leaks onto the network. This may be a public network or your own private network.

      Project details

      PCredz is written in Python.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + The source code of this software is available

        Typical usage

        • Data extraction

        PCredz review

        60

        swap_digger

        Introduction

        Swap memory is similar to active memory and may contain sensitive details.

        Examples of sensitive data artifacts:

        • Login accounts and passwords
        • GPG keys
        • Master keys of password managers
        • Email addresses
        • WiFi SSID details and keys
        • Samba credentials
        • Other authentication details

        Project details

        swap_digger is written in shell script.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + The source code of this software is available

          Typical usage

          • Data extraction
          • Information gathering
          • Penetration testing

          swap_digger review

          70

          Xplico

          Introduction

          With Xplico analysis can be performed on captured internet traffic. The data stored in a pcap file can then be displayed and the related protocol data can be extracted from the capture file. This may include emails, HTTP sessions, VoIP calls, or anything that can be recognized and stored.

          Project details

          60

          Belati

          Introduction

          Belati is security tool to collect public data and information and calls itself a Swiss army knife for OSINT purposes.

          Project details

          Belati is written in Python.

          Strengths and weaknesses

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

          Typical usage

          • Information gathering

          Belati review

          74

          DataSploit

          Introduction

          DataSploit is a framework to perform intelligence gathering to discover credentials, domain information, and other information related to the target. It uses various reconnaissance techniques on companies, people, phone numbers, and even cryptocoin technology. It allows aggregating all raw data and return it in multiple formats.

          Project details

          DataSploit is written in Python.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + More than 10 contributors
          • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
          • + The source code of this software is available

            Typical usage

            • Information gathering
            • OSINT research
            • Security monitoring

            DataSploit review

            60

            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

              64

              DirSearch (Go)

              Introduction

              DirSearch is a Go implementation of the original dirsearch tool written by Mauro Soria. It is used to discover directories by using common names and guessing (fuzzing).

              Project details

              DirSearch (Go) is written in Golang.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + The source code of this software is available

                Typical usage

                • Information gathering
                • Penetration testing
                • Security assessment

                DirSearch (Go) review

                64

                Domain Analyzer

                Introduction

                Domain Analyzer is an information gathering tool and comes in handy for reconnaissance. This can be useful for doing penetration testing or evaluating what information is publically available about your own domains. Some pieces of information that can be discovered include DNS servers, IP addresses, mail servers, SPF information, open ports, and more.

                Project details

                Domain Analyzer is written in Python.

                Strengths and weaknesses

                • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
                • + Very low number of dependencies
                • + The source code of this software is available

                  Typical usage

                  • Information gathering
                  • Penetration testing

                  Domain Analyzer review

                  60

                  Gitem

                  Introduction

                  Gitem is a reconnaissance tool to extract information about organizations on GitHub. It can be used to find the leaking of sensitive data.

                  Project details

                  Gitem is written in Python.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

                  • + The source code of this software is available

                    Typical usage

                    • Information gathering
                    • Security assessment
                    • Security monitoring
                    • Self-assessment

                    Gitem review

                    60

                    Gitrob

                    Introduction

                    Especially open source developers may share their code in a public repository like GitHub. This is a great way to collaborate between the developer(s) and the community. The risk of sharing code is that sensitive data is part of the repository and uploaded by accident. GitRob helps to detect this kind of accidental leaks.

                    Project details

                    Gitrob is written in Ruby.

                    Strengths and weaknesses

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

                      Typical usage

                      • Data leak prevention
                      • Information gathering
                      • Penetration testing
                      • Security assessment

                      Gitrob review

                      64

                      Infoga

                      Introduction

                      This tool could be used during penetration testing to learn what information is leaked regarding email addresses. For a company, it may be useful to do security monitoring and learn the same.

                      Project details

                      Infoga is written in Python.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

                      • + The source code of this software is available

                        Typical usage

                        • Information gathering
                        • Reconnaissance

                        Infoga review

                        100

                        osquery

                        Introduction

                        The osquery tool allows querying your Linux, Windows, and macOS infrastructure. It can help with intrusion detection, infrastructure reliability, or compliance.

                        Project details

                        osquery is written in C++, Python.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

                        • + More than 100 contributors
                        • + More than 9000 stars
                        • + The source code of this software is available
                        • + Supported by a large company

                          Typical usage

                          • Compliance testing
                          • Information gathering
                          • Security monitoring

                          osquery review

                          60

                          OSRFramework

                          Introduction

                          This OSINT framework allows combining sources and provide data in different formats (web interface, API, command line).

                          Project details

                          OSRFramework is written in Python.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

                          • + Available as package (simplified installation)
                          • + The source code of this software is available
                          • - No releases on GitHub available

                          Typical usage

                          • Information gathering

                          OSRFramework review

                          60

                          otseca

                          Introduction

                          Tools like otseca help with data collection. This could be useful for system administrators to collect data on a regular interval. This data then can be compared with a future data capture. Another possibility is to use it during pentesting. In that case one should have already obtained root access, as the tool requires this as well.

                          Project details

                          otseca is written in shell script.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

                          • + The source code is easy to read and understand
                          • + Tool is modular and extendable
                          • + The source code of this software is available

                            Typical usage

                            • Configuration audit
                            • Penetration testing
                            • Security assessment

                            otseca review

                            64

                            RTA (Red Team Arsenal)

                            Introduction

                            RTA is helpful to automate scanning public resources of a company. As the project name implies, this may be used during red teaming, like a penetration test. That obviously does not limit its use, as it is similarly useful by the blue team.

                            With its integration with Nessus and other tools, RTA is more of a toolkit. This can be seen in its functionality, like subdomain enumeration and information gathering capabilities.

                            Project details

                            RTA is written in Python.

                            Strengths and weaknesses

                            • + The source code of this software is available
                            • - No releases on GitHub available

                            Typical usage

                            • Information gathering
                            • Penetration testing
                            • Security assessment
                            • System enumeration

                            RTA review

                            74

                            SearchSploit

                            Introduction

                            SearchSploit is a small by OffensiveSecurity to search for exploits and related data in the exploit database (Exploit-DB). This may help penetration testers in their security assignments.

                            Project details

                            SearchSploit is written in shell script.

                            Strengths and weaknesses

                            • + The source code is easy to read and understand
                            • + Tool is easy to use
                            • + Used language is shell script
                            • - Full name of author is unknown

                            Typical usage

                            • Information gathering
                            • Penetration testing
                            • Service exploitation
                            • System exploitation
                            • Vulnerability testing

                            SearchSploit review

                            78

                            theHarvester

                            Introduction

                            This tool is a typical information collection tool to retrieve public data and get it all into one place. It is useful for penetration tests, or if you want to see what is available for your company.

                            Project details

                            78

                            Wappalyzer

                            Introduction

                            Wappalyzer can be a useful asset when performing reconnaissance on a particular target like a web application or website. It helps to find what software is used to run a particular page. Components that can be detected are the content management system (CMS), JavaScript framework, e-commerce software, web server, and more.

                            Project details

                            Wappalyzer is written in Node.js.

                            Strengths and weaknesses

                            • + Has 300+ contributors
                            • + More than 4000 GitHub stars
                            • + Many releases available
                            • + The source code of this software is available

                              Typical usage

                              • Information gathering
                              • Reconnaissance
                              • Software identification

                              Wappalyzer review

                              64

                              web-hunter

                              Introduction

                              Tools like web-hunter help with information gathering. This can be useful for penetration testing or when doing a self-assessment on your organization.

                              Project details

                              web-hunter is written in Python.

                              Strengths and weaknesses

                              • + The source code of this software is available

                                Typical usage

                                • Information gathering

                                web-hunter review

                                64

                                weblocator

                                Introduction

                                The weblocator security tool performs a discovery search to find directories and files. This can be useful for penetration tests to find sensitive data.

                                Project details

                                weblocator is written in Python.

                                Strengths and weaknesses

                                • + The source code of this software is available

                                  Typical usage

                                  • Information gathering
                                  • Penetration testing
                                  • Security assessment

                                  weblocator review

                                  63

                                  MAT (Metadata Anonymisation Toolkit)

                                  Introduction

                                  Many file forms store sensitive data, like a location, author name, or even the date and time. This toolkit can remove these bits of data while allowing the file to be used as before.

                                  Project details

                                  MAT is written in Python.

                                  Strengths and weaknesses

                                  • + The source code of this software is available

                                    Typical usage

                                    • Privacy enhancement

                                    MAT review

                                    56

                                    Admin Page Finder (PHP)

                                    Introduction

                                    Admin Page Finder is a tool written in PHP to find admin sections within a website. It can be used during pentesting and security assessments.

                                    Project details

                                    Admin Page Finder (PHP) is written in PHP.

                                    Strengths and weaknesses

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

                                    Typical usage

                                    • Penetration testing
                                    • Reconnaissance

                                    Admin Page Finder (PHP) review

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