p0f alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace p0f? During the review of p0f 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. InstaRecon (automated digital reconnaissance)
  2. Sn1per (automated pentest recon scanner)
  3. Plecost (WordPress fingerprinting)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to p0f.

Alternatives (by score)

60

InstaRecon

Introduction

InstaRecon is a security tool that can help with the reconnaissance phase of a penetration test. It can collect a number of data points with limited input.

Project details

InstaRecon is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + The source code of this software is available

    Typical usage

    • Penetration testing
    • Reconnaissance

    InstaRecon review

    78

    Sn1per

    Introduction

    Sn1per is security scanner that can be used during a penetration test to enumerate and scan for vulnerabilities.

    Project details

    Sn1per is written in Python, shell script.

    Strengths and weaknesses

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

    Typical usage

    • Penetration testing
    • Reconnaissance

    Sn1per review

    60

    Plecost

    Introduction

    Plecost is a security tool to fingerprint WordPress installations and find available vulnerabilities.

    Project details

    Plecost is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + Screen output is colored
    • + The source code of this software is available

      Typical usage

      • Web application analysis

      Plecost review

      60

      wafw00f

      Introduction

      wafw00f is a security tool to perform fingerprinting on web applications and detect any web application firewall in use.

      Project details

      wafw00f is written in Python.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + The source code of this software is available

        Typical usage

        • Application fingerprinting
        • Information gathering
        • Penetration testing
        • Reconnaissance
        • Security assessment

        wafw00f review

        74

        WhatWeb

        Introduction

        WhatWeb can be used stealthy and fast to determine what technologies are used on a particular website or web application. This process called fingerprinting can tell a lot about how it was build and possible weaknesses it might have. The tool can be used in different levels, from stealthy to very aggressive. This last one is useful in penetration tests or during development.

        Project details

        WhatWeb is written in Ruby.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + More than 25 contributors
        • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
        • + The source code of this software is available

          Typical usage

          • Reconnaissance
          • Web application analysis

          WhatWeb review

          60

          APT2 (apt2)

          Introduction

          APT2 stands for Automated Penetration Testing Toolkit.

          APT2 performs a scan with Nmap or can import the results of a scan from Nexpose or Nessus. The processed results will be used in the second phase. This phase launches exploit and enumeration modules. It helps pentesters to automate assessments and tasks.

          Suggested components to have installed: convert, dirb, hydra, java, john, ldapsearch, msfconsole, nmap, nmblookup, phantomjs, responder, rpcclient, secretsdump.py, smbclient, snmpwalk, sslscan, xwd

          Project details

          APT2 is written in Python.

          Strengths and weaknesses

          • + The source code of this software is available

            Typical usage

            • Penetration testing
            • Security assessment

            APT2 review

            93

            BeEF

            Introduction

            BeEF is used by penetration testers to assess the security of a system by leveraging the web browser. This makes the tool different to many other tools, as it ignores the security on network or system level. It uses command modules from within the web browser to perform requested attacks against the system.

            Project details

            56

            domain

            Introduction

            Domain is a Python script written by Jason Haddix to combine the tools Recon-ng and altdns. It allows to use the two tool one multiple domains within the same session.

            Project details

            domain is written in Python.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + More than 500 GitHub stars
            • + The source code of this software is available
            • - Unknown project license

            Typical usage

            • Subdomain enumeration

            domain review

            100

            Faraday

            Introduction

            Faraday helps teams to collaborate when working on penetration tests or vulnerability management. It stores related security information in one place, which can be easily tracked and tested by other colleagues.

            Project details

            Faraday is written in Python.

            Strengths and weaknesses

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

              Typical usage

              • Collaboration
              • Penetration testing
              • Security assessment
              • Vulnerability scanning

              Faraday review

              64

              fsociety

              Introduction

              The fsociety toolkit is a penetration framework containing other security tools. The project states that is includes all the tools that are used in the Mr. Robot tv series.

              Project details

              fsociety is written in Python.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + More than 10 contributors
              • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
              • + The source code of this software is available
              • - Full name of author is unknown

              Typical usage

              • Penetration testing
              • Security assessment

              fsociety review

              74

              Metasploit Framework

              Introduction

              Metasploit is a framework that consists of tools to perform security assignments. It focuses on the offensive side of security and leverages exploit modules.

              Project details

              Metasploit Framework is written in Ruby.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + More than 400 contributors
              • + More than 9000 stars
              • + Many maintainers
              • + The source code of this software is available
              • + Supported by a large company
              • + Well-known tool

                Typical usage

                • Penetration testing
                • Security assessment
                • Vulnerability scanning

                Metasploit Framework review

                88

                OWTF (Offensive Web Testing Framework)

                Introduction

                OWTF is short for Offensive Web Testing Framework and it is one of the many OWASP projects to improve security.

                Project details

                OWTF is written in Python.

                Strengths and weaknesses

                • + More than 25 contributors
                • + More than 500 GitHub stars
                • + The source code of this software is available

                  Typical usage

                  • Penetration testing
                  • Security assessment

                  OWTF review

                  100

                  PTF (The PenTesters Framework)

                  Introduction

                  PTF or the PenTesters Framework is a Python script to keep your penetration testing toolkit up-to-date. It is designed for distributions running Debian, Ubuntu, Arch Linux, or related clones. PTF will do the retrieval, compilation, and installation of the tools that you use. As it is a modular framework, you can use many of the common pentesting tools or add your own tools.

                  Project details

                  PTF is written in Python.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

                  • + More than 50 contributors
                  • + Tool is easy to use
                  • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
                  • + The source code of this software is available

                    Typical usage

                    • Penetration testing
                    • Security assessment
                    • Software management
                    • Software testing

                    PTF 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

                    60

                    TheDoc

                    Introduction

                    TheDoc is a tool written in shell-script to automate the usage of sqlmap. It comes with a built-in admin finder and hash cracker, using the Hashcat tool.

                    Project details

                    TheDoc is written in shell script.

                    Strengths and weaknesses

                    • + Used language is shell script
                    • + Very low number of dependencies
                    • + The source code of this software is available
                    • - Full name of author is unknown
                    • - Unknown project license

                    Typical usage

                    • Penetration testing

                    TheDoc review

                    64

                    WarBerryPi

                    Introduction

                    WarBerryPi is a toolkit to provide a hardware implant during Physical penetration testing or red teaming. The primary goal of the tool is to obtain as much information as possible, in a short period of time. The secondary goal is to be stealthy to avoid detection. As the name implies, the tool can be used on a small device like a RaspberryPi.

                    Another use-case of WarBerryPi is to be an entry point to the network. In that case, a 3G connection is suggested, to avoid the outgoing network filtering (egress rules).

                    Project details

                    WarBerryPi is written in Python.

                    Strengths and weaknesses

                    • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
                    • + The source code of this software is available
                    • - Minimal or no documentation available
                    • - No releases on GitHub available

                    Typical usage

                    • Information gathering
                    • Information snooping
                    • Penetration testing
                    • Red teaming

                    WarBerryPi review

                    56

                    0trace.py

                    Introduction

                    This security tool enables the user to perform hop enumeration (similar to traceroute). Instead of sending actual packets, it uses an established TCP connection.

                    Project details

                    0trace.py is written in Python.

                    Strengths and weaknesses

                    • + Project is mature (10+ years)
                    • - Unknown project license

                    Typical usage

                    • Bypassing firewall rules
                    • Bypassing security measures
                    • Reconnaissance

                    0trace.py 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

                      85

                      detectem

                      Introduction

                      Detectem can be a good early vulnerability detection system. By scanning regularly the dependencies of web applications, old versions of tools can be detected and upgraded. This tool is also helpful for penetration tests to find out what kind of software components are used.

                      Project details

                      detectem is written in Python.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

                      • + The source code of this software is available

                        Typical usage

                        • Application security
                        • Application testing
                        • Reconnaissance
                        • Vulnerability scanning

                        detectem 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

                          68

                          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

                            78

                            Intrigue Core

                            Introduction

                            Intrigue Core provides a framework to measure the attack surface of an environment. This includes discovering infrastructure and applications, performing security research, and doing vulnerability discovery.

                            Intrigue also allows enriching available data and perform OSINT research (open source intelligence). The related scans include DNS subdomain brute-forcing, email harvesting, IP geolocation, port scanning, and using public search engines like Censys, Shodan, and Bing.

                            Project details

                            Intrigue Core is written in Ruby.

                            Strengths and weaknesses

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

                              Typical usage

                              • Asset discovery
                              • Attack surface measurement
                              • Intelligence gathering
                              • OSINT research
                              • Penetration testing
                              • Security assessment

                              Intrigue Core review

                              100

                              IVRE

                              Introduction

                              IVRE is a framework to perform reconnaissance for network traffic. It leverages other tools to pull in the data and show it in the web interface.

                              Project details

                              IVRE 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

                                • Digital forensics
                                • Information gathering
                                • Intrusion detection
                                • Network analysis

                                IVRE review

                                74

                                OSINT Framework

                                Introduction

                                The OSINT framework provides a collection of tools to gather and parse public data. The tool is web-based and makes it easy to find tools for a particular task.

                                Project details

                                OSINT Framework is written in JavaScript.

                                Strengths and weaknesses

                                • + More than 10 contributors
                                • + More than 500 GitHub stars
                                • + The source code of this software is available
                                • - No releases on GitHub available

                                Typical usage

                                • Footprinting
                                • Intelligence gathering
                                • OSINT research
                                • Reconnaissance

                                OSINT Framework review

                                68

                                OSINT-SPY

                                Introduction

                                OSINT-SPY is a modular tool to query information on different subjects like an IP address, domain, email address, or even Bitcoin address. This tool can be valuable during the reconnaissance phase of a penetration test. It can be used also for defenses purpose, like learning what information is publically available about your organization and its assets.

                                Project details

                                OSINT-SPY is written in Python.

                                Strengths and weaknesses

                                • + The source code is easy to read and understand
                                • + The source code of this software is available
                                • - No releases on GitHub available

                                Typical usage

                                • Information gathering
                                • Penetration testing
                                • Reconnaissance

                                OSINT-SPY review

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