Patator alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace Patator? During the review of Patator 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. THC Hydra (password discovery)
  2. acccheck (SMB password guessing and dictionary attack tool)
  3. eapmd5pass (offline EAP-MD5 dictionary attack tool)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to Patator.

Alternatives (by score)

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

    56

    acccheck

    Introduction

    The acccheck tool performs a password guessing and dictionary attack on SMB services used to share files and printers.

    Project details

    acccheck is written in Perl.

    Strengths and weaknesses

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

    Typical usage

    • Password discovery
    • Password strength testing

    acccheck review

    60

    eapmd5pass

    Introduction

    A tool like this would be most likely used to show the weakness of old authentication protocols, including penetration testing.

    Project details

    eapmd5pass is written in C.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + The source code of this software is available

      Typical usage

      • Network analysis
      • Password discovery
      • Penetration testing

      eapmd5pass review

      100

      hashcat

      Introduction

      Hashcat can be used to discover lost passwords, or as part of a security assignment. For example, it could be trying to crack a password from a password file that was obtained during a penetration test.

      Project details

      hashcat is written in C.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + More than 25 contributors
      • + More than 4000 GitHub stars
      • + The source code of this software is available
      • + Well-known tool

        Typical usage

        • Password discovery

        hashcat 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

        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

              64

              IKEForce

              Introduction

              IKEForce is a command line utility to brute force VPN connections (IPSEC) that allow group name/ID enumeration and XAUTH.

              Project details

              IKEForce is written in Python.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + The source code of this software is available

                IKEForce 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

                  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

                          85

                          Infection Monkey

                          Introduction

                          This tool is useful for security assessments to test for weaknesses within the network. By automating the exploitation phase as much as possible, it will help finding any weak targets within the boundaries of the data center.

                          Project details

                          Infection Monkey is written in Python.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

                          • + More than 25 contributors
                          • + More than 5000 GitHub stars
                          • + The source code of this software is available

                            Typical usage

                            • Password discovery
                            • Service exploitation
                            • System exploitation

                            Infection Monkey review

                            60

                            PassGen

                            Introduction

                            PassGen is a tool to help with password dictionary attacks to guess a password. It does not perform the attack but creates the related database.

                            Project details

                            PassGen is written in Python.

                            Strengths and weaknesses

                            • + The source code of this software is available

                              Typical usage

                              • Password discovery
                              • Password strength testing
                              • Security assessment

                              PassGen review

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