RouterSploit alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace RouterSploit? During the review of RouterSploit 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. Expliot (IoT security testing and exploitation framework)
  2. 0d1n (fuzzing tool for web applications)
  3. aiodnsbrute (asynchronous brute forcing DNS domain names)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to RouterSploit.

Alternatives (by score)

64

Expliot

Introduction

Expliot is a framework to perform security testing and exploitation of IoT infrastructure and IoT devices. It comes with a set of tests in the form of plugins. The framework can be extended by creating custom plugins. As you may expect from a tool like Expliot, the typical communication protocols and message buses are supported. Examples include CANBus, BLE, MQTT, CoAP. In other words, enough acronyms for those familiar with the technology.

Project details

Expliot is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + The source code of this software is available

    Typical usage

    • Hardware security
    • IoT security testing
    • Security assessment

    Expliot review

    60

    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

      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

        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

          76

          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

              89

              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

                  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

                  Patator

                  Introduction

                  Patator is based on similar tools like Hydra, yet with the goal to avoid the common flaws these tools have like performance limitations. The tool is modular and supports different types of brute-force attacks or enumeration of information.

                  Project details

                  Patator is written in Python.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

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

                    Typical usage

                    • Password discovery
                    • Penetration testing
                    • Reconnaissance
                    • Vulnerability scanning

                    Patator review

                    78

                    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

                      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

                        85

                        changeme

                        Introduction

                        Supported protocols:

                        • HTTP/HTTPS
                        • MSSQL
                        • MySQL
                        • PostgreSQL
                        • SSH
                        • SSH with key

                        Project details

                        changeme is written in Python.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

                        • + The source code of this software is available

                          Typical usage

                          • Password strength testing
                          • Security assessment

                          changeme review

                          78

                          CloudSploit scans

                          Introduction

                          CloudSploit scans is an open source software project to test security risks related to an AWS account. It runs tests against your Amazon account and aims to discover any potential misconfigured setting or other risks.

                          Project details

                          CloudSploit scans is written in Node.js.

                          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

                          • Configuration audit
                          • IT audit
                          • Security assessment

                          CloudSploit scans review

                          68

                          Heralding

                          Introduction

                          Heralding is a simple honeypot to collect credentials. It supports common protocols like FTP, SSH, HTTP, etc.

                          Project details

                          Heralding is written in Python.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

                          • + Many releases available
                          • + The source code of this software is available

                            Heralding review

                            63

                            keimpx

                            Introduction

                            The keimpx security tool can be used to check for valid credentials across a network. It uses the SMB protocol, typically used on Microsoft Windows and others.

                            Project details

                            keimpx is written in Python.

                            Strengths and weaknesses

                            • + The source code of this software is available

                              Typical usage

                              • Penetration testing
                              • Security assessment

                              keimpx 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

                              Termineter

                              Introduction

                              Termineter is a framework written in Python to assist with testing the security of smart meters. It can be used during development or afterward to test supported devices.

                              Project details

                              Termineter is written in Python.

                              Strengths and weaknesses

                              • + The source code of this software is available

                                Typical usage

                                • Hardware security

                                Termineter review

                                64

                                arpag

                                Introduction

                                Tools like arpag can help with automating penetration tests and security assessments. By testing automatically for a set of exploits, the remaining time can be spend in other areas.

                                Project details

                                arpag is written in Python.

                                Strengths and weaknesses

                                • + Very low number of dependencies
                                • + The source code of this software is available
                                • - No releases on GitHub available

                                Typical usage

                                • Penetration testing
                                • Security awareness
                                • Service exploitation

                                arpag review

                                72

                                AutoSploit

                                Introduction

                                AutoSploit attempts to automate the exploitation of remote hosts for security assessments. Targets can be collected automatically or manually provided. Automatic sources include Censys, Shodan, and Zoomeye.

                                Project details

                                AutoSploit is written in Python.

                                Strengths and weaknesses

                                • + More than 10 contributors
                                • + More than 3000 GitHub stars
                                • + The source code of this software is available

                                  Typical usage

                                  • Service exploitation
                                  • System exploitation

                                  AutoSploit review

                                  85

                                  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

                                  100

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

                                    Typical usage

                                    • Service exploitation
                                    • System exploitation

                                    Infection Monkey review

                                    60

                                    Leviathan Framework

                                    Introduction

                                    Leviathan is a security tool to provide a wide range of services including service discovery, brute force, SQL injection detection, and exploit capabilities. The primary reason to use this tool is to do massive scans on many systems at once. For example to include a huge network range, country-wide scan, or even full internet scan.

                                    Project details

                                    Leviathan Framework is written in Python.

                                    Strengths and weaknesses

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

                                      Typical usage

                                      • Penetration testing
                                      • Security assessment
                                      • Service exploitation

                                      Leviathan Framework review

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