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Tool and Usage

Nikto is an open source security scanner which tests web servers for potential vulnerabilities.

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Why this tool?

Nikto helps with performing security scans against web servers and to search for vulnerabilities in web applications.

Additional information

Note: the data files of Nikto are not released under GPL. Embedding them in your projects may require permission of the author.

Usage and audience

This tool is categorized as a web application scanner and website security audit tool.

Nikto is commonly used for penetration test, security assessment, or web application analysis. Target users for this tool are developers, pentesters, and security professionals.

Tool review

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + The source code of this software is available
  • + Well-known tool

Author and Maintainers

Nikto is under development by David Lodge. This project is currently maintained by Chris Sullo, David Lodge.


Support operating systems

Nikto is known to work on Linux.

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Project details
Latest release2.1.6 [2015-07-09]
Last updatedOct. 6, 2017

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