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Looking for a better tool, or simply want to learn about alternatives? There is typically more than one option.

Alternatives (by tag)

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Alternative: pshtt

pshtt is a security tool to scan domains for the usage of HTTPS and applying best practices in their web configuration.

pshtt was developed to push organizations, including government departments, to adopt HTTPS across the enterprise. pshtt is a collaboration between GSA's 18F and the DHS National Cybersecurity Assessments and Technical Services team.

Notes

  • pshtt is pronounced as "pushed"
  • Data can be stored as CSV or JSON

Project details

pshtt is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • security assessment
  • web application analysis

pshtt project page

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Alternative: SpiderFoot

SpiderFoot is an open source intelligence automation tool (OSINT). It automates the process of gathering intelligence, like IP addresses, domains, and networks.

SpiderFoot can be used offensively during penetration tests, or defensively to learn what information is available about your organization.

Project details

SpiderFoot is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • information gathering

SpiderFoot project page

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Alternative: Viper

Viper is a binary analysis and management framework for security researchers. It provides a way to organization your collection of malware samples and exploits.

Viper organizes the malware samples and exploits you found over time. It calls itself "Metasploit for malware researchers". Viper has a terminal interface to store, search and analyze files. As it is a framework, is also allows you to create your plugins.

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Alternative: AESKeyFinder

AESKeyFinder is a tool to find 128-bit and 256-bit AES keys in a memory image.

AESKeyFinder uses various algorithms to perform entropy tests and filter out blocks that are not AES keys. The remaining blocks are then displayed as possible AES keys.

Project details

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Weaknesses

  • - No proper description on website
  • - No updates for a while

Typical usage

  • data extraction

AESKeyFinder project page

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Alternative: testssl.sh

testssl.sh is a command line tool which checks a system on any port for the support of TLS/SSL ciphers, protocols, as well as some cryptographic flaws.

Key features of testssl.sh include:

  • Clear output: you can tell easily whether anything is good or bad
  • Ease of installation: It works for Linux, Darwin, FreeBSD, NetBSD and MSYS2/Cygwin out of the box: no need to install or configure something, no gems, CPAN, pip or the like.
  • Flexibility: You can test any SSL/TLS enabled and STARTTLS service, not only webservers at port 443
  • Toolbox: Several command line options help you to run YOUR test and configure YOUR output
  • Reliability: features are tested thoroughly
  • Verbosity: If a particular check cannot be performed because of a missing capability on your client side, you'll get a warning
  • Privacy: It's only you who sees the result, not a third party
  • Freedom: It's 100% open source. You can look at the code, see what's going on and you can change it.

Project details

testssl.sh is written in shell script.

Strengths

  • + Used language is shell script
  • + Well-known tool

testssl.sh project page

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Alternative: Confidant

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Alternative: Hashcat

Hashcat is a well-known tool to crack passwords. It has advanced features to improve performance, allow session resumption, and more.

Project details

Hashcat is written in C.

Strengths

  • + More than 25 contributors
  • + More than 3000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available
  • + Well-known tool

Typical usage

  • password discovery

Hashcat project page

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Alternative: John the Ripper

John the Ripper is a mature password cracker to find weak or known passwords.

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.

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Alternative: KeePassX

KeePassX is a cross platform application to store sensitive information like usernames, passwords, and other secret.

The database is encrypted with AES (alias Rijndael) or Twofish encryption algorithm using a 256-bit key. KeePassX uses a database format that is compatible with KeePass Password Safe.

Project details

KeePassX is written in C++.

Strengths

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

Weaknesses

  • - Full name of author is unknown

Typical usage

  • secure storage

KeePassX project page

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Alternative: KeePassXC

KeePassXC is a cross-platform platform to store sensitive data like passwords, keys, and other secrets. It has a graphical user interface and is written in C++.

Project details

KeePassXC is written in C++.

Strengths

  • + More than 50 contributors
  • + Runs on multiple platforms
  • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • password management
  • secure storage

KeePassXC project page

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Alternative: mimipenguin

The mimipenguin tools extracts and dumps discovered login passwords for an active Linux user. It is inspired by the mimikatz tool for Windows.

The tool requires root permissions to work.

Project details

mimipenguin is written in Python, shell script.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Weaknesses

  • - Full name of author is unknown

Typical usage

  • information gathering
  • security assessment

mimipenguin project page

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Alternative: mimipy

The mimipy tool is based on the work of mimipenguin and ported to Python. It can extract passwords from memory or overwrite them to prevent capture.

The mimipy tool is based on the work of mimipenguin and ported to Python. It can extract passwords from memory or overwrite them to prevent capture.

Project details

mimipy is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • data extraction
  • information gathering
  • security assessment

mimipy project page

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Alternative: not24get

not24get helps with password quality checking in OpenLDAP and is to be used together with ppolicy. It provides both an API for ppolicy and executable.

API: pwdCheckModule object in ppolicy.
Executable: "check password script" in Samba suite (not24get_check)

This module is a wrapper around libpasswdqc, the library that powers the pam_passwdqc module.

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Alternative: pas

Pas is a tool to store secrets like passwords, API keys and other sensitive data.

Project details

pas is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • password management
  • secure storage

pas project page

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Alternative: pass (password-store)

The pass utility is also known as password-store. It uses GPG and Unix directories to store passwords and others secrets.

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Alternative: Passmgr

Passmgr is a simple portable password manager written in Go. It helps with storing secrets, like passwords and API keys.

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Alternative: pass-rotate

pass-rotate is a library and command-line tool to rotate password on various web services. It allows for bulk changing your passwords.

Project details

pass-rotate is written in Python.

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • password management

pass-rotate project page

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Alternative: THC Hydra (thc-hydra)

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

  • + 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 test
  • security assessment

THC Hydra project page

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Alternative: Vault

Vault is a tool created by HashiCorp to store secrets like keys and passwords. These secrets are typically used by other software components and scripts.

Project details

Vault is written in Golang.

Strengths

  • + More than 4000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

Typical usage

  • secure storage

Vault project page

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Alternative: Gitrob

Gitrob is a security tool to find sensitive information on GitHub. During the audit, it may detect passwords, API keys, or other secrets.

Project details

Gitrob is written in Ruby.

Strengths

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

Typical usage

  • information gathering
  • penetration test
  • security assessment

Gitrob project page