Tool and Usage
Nikto is an open source security scanner which tests web servers for potential vulnerabilities.
Why this tool?
Nikto helps with performing security scans against web servers and to search for vulnerabilities in web applications.
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
Nikto is commonly used for penetration test, security assessment, or web application analysis. Target users for this tool are developers, pentesters, and security professionals.
- + The source code of this software is available
- + Well-known tool
Author and Maintainers
Support operating systems
Nikto is known to work on Linux.