web-hunter alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace web-hunter? During the review of web-hunter 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. Domain Analyzer (domain information gathering)
  2. Infoga (email information gathering)
  3. OSINT-SPY (open source intelligence gathering tool)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to web-hunter.

Alternatives (by score)

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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

    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

      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

        76

        subDomainsBrute

        Introduction

        The subDomainsBrute tool is one of the tools to perform a scan on a domain to discover subdomains and store the output.

        Project details

        subDomainsBrute is written in Python.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + More than 500 GitHub stars
        • - Full name of author is unknown
        • - Unknown project license

        subDomainsBrute review

        60

        SubFinder

        Introduction

        SubFinder is a tool to scan domains and discover subdomains. This may be useful during the reconnaissance phase of penetration testing where information is collected. Some subdomains may reveal sensitive data or point to interesting targets such as a backup location.

        Project details

        SubFinder is written in Golang.

        Strengths and weaknesses

        • + Tool is modular and extendable
        • + More than 500 GitHub stars
        • + The source code of this software is available

          Typical usage

          • Discovery of sensitive information
          • Information gathering
          • Penetration testing
          • Reconnaissance
          • Security assessment

          SubFinder 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

          64

          altdns

          Introduction

          Altdns is a security tool to discover subdomains. It generates permutations, alterations, and mutations of subdomains. The generated names can also be tested by performing DNS lookups. An enumeration tool like Altdns is useful during penetrating testing assignments.

          Project details

          altdns is written in Python.

          Strengths and weaknesses

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

            Typical usage

            • Reconnaissance
            • Subdomain discovery
            • Subdomain enumeration

            altdns review

            60

            SubOver

            Introduction

            SubOver is considered a hostile tool to take over a subdomain. It can be used during pentesting and security assessments to discover unconfigured subdomains.

            Project details

            SubOver is written in Golang.

            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

            • Security assessment

            SubOver 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

            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

              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

                  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

                      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

                          60

                          OSRFramework

                          Introduction

                          This OSINT framework allows combining sources and provide data in different formats (web interface, API, command line).

                          Project details

                          OSRFramework is written in Python.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

                          • + Available as package (simplified installation)
                          • + The source code of this software is available
                          • - No releases on GitHub available

                          Typical usage

                          • Information gathering

                          OSRFramework review

                          60

                          otseca

                          Introduction

                          Tools like otseca help with data collection. This could be useful for system administrators to collect data on a regular interval. This data then can be compared with a future data capture. Another possibility is to use it during pentesting. In that case one should have already obtained root access, as the tool requires this as well.

                          Project details

                          otseca is written in shell script.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

                          • + The source code is easy to read and understand
                          • + Tool is modular and extendable
                          • + The source code of this software is available

                            Typical usage

                            • Configuration audit
                            • Penetration testing
                            • Security assessment

                            otseca 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

                            74

                            SearchSploit

                            Introduction

                            SearchSploit is a small by OffensiveSecurity to search for exploits and related data in the exploit database (Exploit-DB). This may help penetration testers in their security assignments.

                            Project details

                            SearchSploit is written in shell script.

                            Strengths and weaknesses

                            • + The source code is easy to read and understand
                            • + Tool is easy to use
                            • + Used language is shell script
                            • - Full name of author is unknown

                            Typical usage

                            • Information gathering
                            • Penetration testing
                            • Service exploitation
                            • System exploitation
                            • Vulnerability testing

                            SearchSploit review

                            68

                            theHarvester

                            Introduction

                            This tool is a typical information collection tool to retrieve public data and get it all into one place. It is useful for penetration tests, or if you want to see what is available for your company.

                            Project details

                            78

                            Wappalyzer

                            Introduction

                            Wappalyzer can be a useful asset when performing reconnaissance on a particular target like a web application or website. It helps to find what software is used to run a particular page. Components that can be detected are the content management system (CMS), JavaScript framework, e-commerce software, web server, and more.

                            Project details

                            Wappalyzer is written in Node.js.

                            Strengths and weaknesses

                            • + Has 300+ contributors
                            • + More than 4000 GitHub stars
                            • + Many releases available
                            • + The source code of this software is available

                              Typical usage

                              • Information gathering
                              • Reconnaissance
                              • Software identification

                              Wappalyzer review

                              64

                              weblocator

                              Introduction

                              The weblocator security tool performs a discovery search to find directories and files. This can be useful for penetration tests to find sensitive data.

                              Project details

                              weblocator is written in Python.

                              Strengths and weaknesses

                              • + The source code of this software is available

                                Typical usage

                                • Information gathering
                                • Penetration testing
                                • Security assessment

                                weblocator 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

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