Wappalyzer alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace Wappalyzer? During the review of Wappalyzer 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. Recon-ng (web reconnaissance framework)
  2. RTA (vulnerability scanner)
  3. Domain Analyzer (domain information gathering)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to Wappalyzer.

Alternatives (by score)

52

Recon-ng

Introduction

Recon-ng is a full-featured web reconnaissance framework. It is written in Python and modular, useful for penetrating tests and security assessments.

Project details

Recon-ng is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + The source code of this software is available

    Typical usage

    • Collaboration
    • Information gathering
    • Information sharing
    • Security assessment

    Recon-ng review

    64

    RTA (Red Team Arsenal)

    Introduction

    RTA is helpful to automate scanning public resources of a company. As the project name implies, this may be used during red teaming, like a penetration test. That obviously does not limit its use, as it is similarly useful by the blue team.

    With its integration with Nessus and other tools, RTA is more of a toolkit. This can be seen in its functionality, like subdomain enumeration and information gathering capabilities.

    Project details

    RTA is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + The source code of this software is available
    • - No releases on GitHub available

    Typical usage

    • Information gathering
    • Penetration testing
    • Security assessment
    • System enumeration

    RTA review

    64

    Domain Analyzer

    Introduction

    Domain Analyzer is an information gathering tool and comes in handy for reconnaissance. This can be useful for doing penetration testing or evaluating what information is publically available about your own domains. Some pieces of information that can be discovered include DNS servers, IP addresses, mail servers, SPF information, open ports, and more.

    Project details

    Domain Analyzer is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
    • + Very low number of dependencies
    • + The source code of this software is available

      Typical usage

      • Information gathering
      • Penetration testing

      Domain Analyzer review

      60

      Gitmails

      Introduction

      This tool can be used to perform reconnaissance on a company or individual target by looking into software repositories. Meta-data like commit activity can reveal who is working for a particular company. This tool helps to extract emails from software repositories.

      Project details

      Gitmails is written in Python.

      Strengths and weaknesses

      • + Very low number of dependencies
      • + The source code of this software is available

        Typical usage

        • Email harvesting
        • Information gathering
        • Reconnaissance

        Gitmails review

        88

        CMSeeK

        Introduction

        CMSeeK is a security scanner for content management systems (CMS). It can perform a wide range of functions starting from the detection of the CMS, up to vulnerability scanning. The tool claims to support over 100 different CMS tools, with extensive support for the commonly used ones like Drupal, Joomla, and WordPress.

        The scans performed by CMSeeK include version detection. It can also do enumeration of users, plugins, and themes. This might be useful to see what users or components are available. The tool includes admin page discovery, file discovery, and directory listing. Anything that might be useful to a penetration test or security assessment, might be displayed.

        Project details

        CMSeeK 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
        • Software exploitation
        • Software identification
        • Vulnerability scanning

        CMSeeK review

        60

        wig (WebApp Information Gatherer)

        Introduction

        Wig is a security tool to discover what particular software is for a web application or website. It can detect several Content Management Systems (CMS) and other administrative applications. This may be useful for those performing reconnaissance or information gathering, like during a penetration test of security assessment.

        Project details

        wig is written in Python.

        Strengths and weaknesses

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

        Typical usage

        • Application fingerprinting
        • Information gathering
        • Reconnaissance
        • Web application analysis

        wig review

        68

        Gitem

        Introduction

        Gitem is a reconnaissance tool to extract information about organizations on GitHub. It can be used to find the leaking of sensitive data.

        Project details

        Gitem is written in Python.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + The source code of this software is available

          Typical usage

          • Information gathering
          • Security assessment
          • Security monitoring
          • Self-assessment

          Gitem review

          60

          Gitrob

          Introduction

          Especially open source developers may share their code in a public repository like GitHub. This is a great way to collaborate between the developer(s) and the community. The risk of sharing code is that sensitive data is part of the repository and uploaded by accident. GitRob helps to detect this kind of accidental leaks.

          Project details

          Gitrob is written in Ruby.

          Strengths and weaknesses

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

            Typical usage

            • Data leak prevention
            • Information gathering
            • Penetration testing
            • Security assessment

            Gitrob review

            64

            Infoga

            Introduction

            This tool could be used during penetration testing to learn what information is leaked regarding email addresses. For a company, it may be useful to do security monitoring and learn the same.

            Project details

            Infoga is written in Python.

            Strengths and weaknesses

            • + The source code of this software is available

              Typical usage

              • Information gathering
              • Reconnaissance

              Infoga review

              68

              OSINT-SPY

              Introduction

              OSINT-SPY is a modular tool to query information on different subjects like an IP address, domain, email address, or even Bitcoin address. This tool can be valuable during the reconnaissance phase of a penetration test. It can be used also for defenses purpose, like learning what information is publically available about your organization and its assets.

              Project details

              OSINT-SPY is written in Python.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + The source code is easy to read and understand
              • + The source code of this software is available
              • - No releases on GitHub available

              Typical usage

              • Information gathering
              • Penetration testing
              • Reconnaissance

              OSINT-SPY review

              85

              detectem

              Introduction

              Detectem can be a good early vulnerability detection system. By scanning regularly the dependencies of web applications, old versions of tools can be detected and upgraded. This tool is also helpful for penetration tests to find out what kind of software components are used.

              Project details

              detectem is written in Python.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + The source code of this software is available

                Typical usage

                • Application security
                • Application testing
                • Reconnaissance
                • Vulnerability scanning

                detectem review

                63

                DMitry

                Introduction

                This small utility can retrieve information from the WHOIS database, to see who owns an IP address or domain name. Besides that, it can obtain information from the system itself, like the uptime. DMitry also has the option to search for email addresses, perform a TCP port scan, and use modules specified by the user.

                Project details

                DMitry is written in C.

                Strengths and weaknesses

                • + The source code of this software is available

                  DMitry review

                  72

                  GasMask

                  Introduction

                  GasMask is an open source intelligence gathering tool (OSINT). It can be used to discover more information about a particular target. The sources it uses include search engines like Bing, Google, and Yandex. Additionally it retrieves information from GitHub, YouTube, and social media platforms like Twitter.

                  Project details

                  Strengths and weaknesses

                  • + The source code of this software is available

                    Typical usage

                    • Information gathering

                    GasMask review

                    60

                    GitMiner

                    Introduction

                    GitMiner is a tool to scan for sensitive data that is leaked via software repositories. Examples of sensitive data are authentication details such as passwords or connection settings.

                    Project details

                    GitMiner is written in Python.

                    Strengths and weaknesses

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

                      Typical usage

                      • Asset discovery
                      • Discovery of sensitive information
                      • Information leak detection

                      GitMiner review

                      64

                      Th3inspector

                      Introduction

                      This tool can be called a true 'inspector tool' as it helps to discover many types of data.

                      • Website information
                      • Domain and subdomain information
                      • Mail server information and email
                      • Phone details
                      • IP addresses
                      • Detection of used CMS

                      Project details

                      Th3inspector is written in Perl.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

                      • + The source code of this software is available
                      • - No releases on GitHub available

                      Typical usage

                      • Discovery of sensitive information
                      • Information gathering

                      Th3inspector review

                      56

                      Admin Page Finder (PHP)

                      Introduction

                      Admin Page Finder is a tool written in PHP to find admin sections within a website. It can be used during pentesting and security assessments.

                      Project details

                      Admin Page Finder (PHP) is written in PHP.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

                      • + The source code of this software is available
                      • - Unknown project license

                      Typical usage

                      • Penetration testing
                      • Reconnaissance

                      Admin Page Finder (PHP) review

                      59

                      BlindElephant

                      Introduction

                      BlindElephant is a security tool to perform fingerprinting of web applications. It can discover the name and version of known web applications.

                      Project details

                      64

                      shcheck (Security Header Check)

                      Introduction

                      This simple tool is a good option to test if advised HTTP headers are available on web application and websites. It can be used as a defensive measure during development, or offensive to find weaknesses in existing applications.

                      Project details

                      shcheck 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

                      • Application security
                      • Web application analysis

                      shcheck review

                      60

                      VHostScan

                      Introduction

                      Tools like VHostScan are powerful to perform reconnaissance and discover configuration defaults. This can be useful during penetration tests or security testing, to see if a system has been stripped from default pages. If not, this tool might discover them and provide valuable information about the system.

                      Project details

                      VHostScan is written in Python.

                      Strengths and weaknesses

                      • + The source code of this software is available

                        Typical usage

                        • Penetration testing
                        • Reconnaissance

                        VHostScan review

                        74

                        DataSploit

                        Introduction

                        DataSploit is a framework to perform intelligence gathering to discover credentials, domain information, and other information related to the target. It uses various reconnaissance techniques on companies, people, phone numbers, and even cryptocoin technology. It allows aggregating all raw data and return it in multiple formats.

                        Project details

                        DataSploit is written in Python.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

                        • + More than 10 contributors
                        • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
                        • + The source code of this software is available

                          Typical usage

                          • Information gathering
                          • OSINT research
                          • Security monitoring

                          DataSploit review

                          60

                          Belati

                          Introduction

                          Belati is security tool to collect public data and information and calls itself a Swiss army knife for OSINT purposes.

                          Project details

                          Belati is written in Python.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

                          • + The source code of this software is available
                          • - Full name of author is unknown

                          Typical usage

                          • Information gathering

                          Belati review

                          60

                          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

                            64

                            DirSearch (Go)

                            Introduction

                            DirSearch is a Go implementation of the original dirsearch tool written by Mauro Soria. It is used to discover directories by using common names and guessing (fuzzing).

                            Project details

                            DirSearch (Go) is written in Golang.

                            Strengths and weaknesses

                            • + The source code of this software is available

                              Typical usage

                              • Information gathering
                              • Penetration testing
                              • Security assessment

                              DirSearch (Go) review

                              56

                              Metagoofil

                              Introduction

                              Metagoofil will perform a search in Google based on the given domain name. Any public documents will be downloaded and analyzed. For this task it uses libraries like Hachoir, PdfMiner, and others. Useful details include username, software versions, hostnames, etc.

                              File types: pdf, doc, xls, ppt, docx, pptx, xlsx

                              Project details

                              Metagoofil is written in Python.

                              Strengths and weaknesses

                              • + The source code of this software is available

                                Typical usage

                                • Information gathering
                                • Penetration testing

                                Metagoofil review

                                100

                                osquery

                                Introduction

                                The osquery tool allows querying your Linux, Windows, and macOS infrastructure. It can help with intrusion detection, infrastructure reliability, or compliance.

                                Project details

                                osquery is written in C++, Python.

                                Strengths and weaknesses

                                • + More than 100 contributors
                                • + More than 9000 stars
                                • + The source code of this software is available
                                • + Supported by a large company

                                  Typical usage

                                  • Compliance testing
                                  • Information gathering
                                  • Security monitoring

                                  osquery review

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