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Tool and Usage

Project details
LicenseCC0 1.0 Universal
Programming languagePython
AuthorHanno Böck
Latest release0.0.8 []

Project health

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Why this tool?

This tool helps with detecting those files that you typically do not want to have exposed on your webservers. This includes files related to software repositories (e.g. .git), web shells,

Background information

Types of files it can detect:

  • Apache server status
  • Backup files
  • Configuration files
  • Cryptocurrency wallets
  • Git
  • Private SSH keys
  • SVN
  • Web shells

Usage and audience

snallygaster is commonly used for data leak detection, discovery of sensitive information, or information leak detection. Target users for this tool are developers, pentesters, security professionals, and system administrators.


  • Command line interface

Tool review and remarks

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


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


  • - No releases on GitHub available

Author and Maintainers

Snallygaster is under development by Hanno Böck.


Supported operating systems

Snallygaster is known to work on Linux.


Several dependencies are required to use snallygaster.

  • BeautifulSoup4
  • dnspython
  • urllib3

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Related tool information


This tool is categorized as a data leak scanner and information leaks monitoring tool.