WPForce alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace WPForce? During the review of WPForce 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. WPSeku (WordPress vulnerability scanner)
  2. 0d1n (fuzzing tool for web applications)
  3. aiodnsbrute (asynchronous brute forcing DNS domain names)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to WPForce.

Alternatives (by score)

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

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

                  64

                  RouterSploit

                  Introduction

                  RouterSploit is a framework to exploit embedded devices such as cameras and routers. It can be used during penetration testing to test the security of a wide variety of devices. RouterSploit comes with several modules to scan and exploit the devices. The tool helps in all steps, like from credential testing to deploying a payload to perform an exploitation attempt.

                  Project details

                  RouterSploit is written in Python.

                  Strengths and weaknesses

                  • + More than 50 contributors
                  • + More than 6000 GitHub stars
                  • + The source code of this software is available

                    Typical usage

                    • Penetration testing
                    • Self-assessment
                    • Software testing
                    • Vulnerability scanning

                    RouterSploit 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

                        85

                        droopescan

                        Introduction

                        Droopescan can be used to test the security of several Content Management Systems (CMS). It mainly focuses on Drupal, SilverStripe, and Wordpress installations.

                        Project details

                        droopescan is written in Python.

                        Strengths and weaknesses

                        • + The source code of this software is available

                          Typical usage

                          • Web application analysis

                          droopescan review

                          68

                          flunym0us

                          Introduction

                          Flunym0us is a security scanner for WordPress and Moodle installations. The tool tests the security of the installation by performing enumeration attempts.

                          Project details

                          flunym0us is written in Python.

                          Strengths and weaknesses

                          • + The source code of this software is available

                            Typical usage

                            • Vulnerability scanning
                            • Web application analysis

                            flunym0us review

                            60

                            Plecost

                            Introduction

                            Plecost is a security tool to fingerprint WordPress installations and find available vulnerabilities.

                            Project details

                            Plecost is written in Python.

                            Strengths and weaknesses

                            • + Screen output is colored
                            • + The source code of this software is available

                              Typical usage

                              • Web application analysis

                              Plecost review

                              64

                              Vane

                              Introduction

                              Vane is a forked project of the now non-free popular WordPress vulnerability scanner WPScan.

                              Project details

                              Vane is written in Ruby.

                              Strengths and weaknesses

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

                                Typical usage

                                • Application security
                                • Web application analysis

                                Vane review

                                60

                                Wordpresscan

                                Introduction

                                Tools like WordPresscan are useful to perform vulnerability scans on the popular WordPress platform. It can be used during development and on existing installations.

                                Project details

                                Wordpresscan is written in Python.

                                Strengths and weaknesses

                                • + The source code of this software is available

                                  Typical usage

                                  • Application security
                                  • Penetration testing
                                  • Web application analysis

                                  Wordpresscan 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

                                    78

                                    WPScan

                                    Introduction

                                    WPScan can scan WordPress installations and determine if there are vulnerabilities in a particular installation.

                                    Project details

                                    WPScan is written in Ruby.

                                    Strengths and weaknesses

                                    • + More than 25 contributors
                                    • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
                                    • + The source code of this software is available
                                    • - Software usage is restricted (e.g. commercially)

                                    Typical usage

                                    • Penetration testing
                                    • Security assessment
                                    • Vulnerability scanning

                                    WPScan review

                                    64

                                    wpvulndb_cmd

                                    Introduction

                                    wpvulndb_cmd is a command-line security tool to perform a vulnerability scan on WordPress installations. It uses WP-CLI and the WPScan vulnerability database.

                                    Project details

                                    wpvulndb_cmd is written in Python.

                                    Strengths and weaknesses

                                    • + The source code of this software is available

                                      Typical usage

                                      • Penetration testing
                                      • Security assessment
                                      • Web application analysis

                                      wpvulndb_cmd review

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