wig alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace wig? During the review of wig 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. WhatWeb (website analyzer and fingerprinting tool)
  2. CMSeeK (CMS detection and exploitation)
  3. Wappalyzer (discovery of technology stack)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to wig.

Alternatives (by score)

74

WhatWeb

Introduction

WhatWeb can be used stealthy and fast to determine what technologies are used on a particular website or web application. This process called fingerprinting can tell a lot about how it was build and possible weaknesses it might have. The tool can be used in different levels, from stealthy to very aggressive. This last one is useful in penetration tests or during development.

Project details

WhatWeb is written in Ruby.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + More than 25 contributors
  • + More than 1000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

    Typical usage

    • Reconnaissance
    • Web application analysis

    WhatWeb 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

    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

      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

      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

      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

      74

      Arachni

      Introduction

      Arachni is framework written in Ruby with focus on evaluating the security of web applications. Typical users include security professionals and system administrators.

      The tooling is free and open source. Besides Linux, it also runs on macOS and Microsoft Windows.

      Project details

      Arachni is written in Ruby.

      Strengths and weaknesses

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

        Typical usage

        • Penetration testing
        • Security assessment
        • Web application analysis

        Arachni review

        74

        Nikto

        Introduction

        Nikto helps with performing security scans against web servers and to search for vulnerabilities in web applications.

        Project details

        Nikto is written in Perl.

        Strengths and weaknesses

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

          Typical usage

          • Penetration testing
          • Security assessment
          • Web application analysis

          Nikto review

          64

          SQLMate

          Introduction

          SQLMate is a tool to perform security assessments and vulnerability of web applications. It can discover admin panels of websites, which might be a way to break into a web application. It also has the option for dorking, which means it can find possible vulnerable targets to a particular attack.

          Project details

          SQLMate is written in Python.

          Strengths and weaknesses

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

          Typical usage

          • Penetration testing
          • Web application analysis

          SQLMate review

          59

          Wapiti

          Introduction

          Wapiti is typically used to audit web applications.

          Project details

          Wapiti is written in Python.

          Strengths and weaknesses

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

            Typical usage

            • Application fuzzing
            • Vulnerability scanning
            • Web application analysis

            Wapiti 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

              74

              WordPress Exploit Framework (WPXF)

              Introduction

              WordPress is still one of the most popular frameworks for websites. A variety of open source tools exist to assess the security of this content management system, and its themes and plugins.

              Project details

              WordPress Exploit Framework is written in Ruby.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + More than 500 GitHub stars
              • + The source code of this software is available
              • - Has longer learning curve

              Typical usage

              • Penetration testing
              • Security assessment
              • Vulnerability scanning
              • Web application analysis

              WordPress Exploit Framework review

              60

              Wordstress

              Introduction

              WordPress is a popular choice among content management systems (CMS). Powering many websites and blogs, it is also a popular target. So regular updates and security testing can help to reduce the risk. WordStress can help with this testing.

              Project details

              Wordstress is written in Ruby.

              Strengths and weaknesses

              • + The source code of this software is available

                Typical usage

                • Application security
                • Vulnerability scanning
                • Web application analysis

                Wordstress review

                64

                Yasuo

                Introduction

                Yasuo is a Ruby script that scans for vulnerable and exploitable third-party web applications. There are many remotely exploitable vulnerabilities for web applications and their front-end components. Yasuo helps to make it easier to scan for the weaknesses like remote code execution (RCE), SQL injections, and file inclusions.

                Project details

                Yasuo is written in Ruby.

                Strengths and weaknesses

                • + The source code of this software is available

                  Typical usage

                  • Penetration testing
                  • Vulnerability scanning
                  • Web application analysis

                  Yasuo review

                  100

                  ZAP (Zed Attack Proxy)

                  Introduction

                  ZAP is an intercepting proxy of web traffic. You will need to configure your browser to connect to the web application you wish to test through ZAP.

                  Note: Zed Attack Proxy, or ZAP, is also known as zaproxy.

                  Project details

                  ZAP is written in Java.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

                  • + More than 50 contributors
                  • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
                  • + Many maintainers
                  • + The source code of this software is available
                  • - Many reported issues are still open

                  Typical usage

                  • Penetration testing
                  • Security assessment
                  • Software testing
                  • Web application analysis

                  ZAP 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

                    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

                      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

                        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

                          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

                              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

                                  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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