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. acccheck (SMB password guessing and dictionary attack tool)
  2. THC Hydra (password discovery)
  3. eapmd5pass (offline EAP-MD5 dictionary attack tool)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to Patator.

Alternatives (by score)

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

93

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

    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

      78

      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

        76

        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

          76

          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

            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

              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

                  74

                  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

                        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

                          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

                          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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