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. Crowbar (brute forcing tool)

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

84

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

    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

      97

      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

          60

          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

              100

              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

                  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

                    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

                        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

                            93

                            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

                            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

                            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

                              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

                                60

                                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

                                    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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