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Author Topic: 10 Web Application Security Scanners To Monitor Your Internet Activity!  (Read 6909 times)


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1. Netsparker Community Edition

According to their website, Netsparker is the only false-positive-free web application security scanner. Simply point it at your website and it will automatically discover the flaws that could leave you dangerously exposed.

2. Websecurify

The Websecurify Suite is a web application security solution designed to run entirely from your web browser. It packs our awesome web application security framework combined with the power of client-side technologies.

3. Wapiti

This web application security scanner allows you to track the following security vulnerabilities,

- File disclosure
- Database Injection
- XSS (Cross Site Scripting) injection
- Command Execution detection
- CRLF Injection
- XXE (XmleXternal Entity) injection
- Use of know potentially dangerous files
- Weak .htaccess configurations that can be bypassed
- Presence of backup files giving sensitive information

4. N-Stalker

This is a web application security scanner that searches for security loopholes like SQL Injection, XSS and other known attacks.

5. Skipfish

Skipfish is an active web application security reconnaissance tool. It prepares an interactive sitemap for the targeted site by carrying out a recursive crawl and dictionary-based probes. The resulting map is then annotated with the output from a number of active security checks. The final report generated by the tool is meant to serve as a foundation for professional web application security assessments.

6. Scrawlr

Scrawlr, developed by the HP Web Security Research Group in coordination with the MSRC, is short for SQL Injector and Crawler. Scrawlr will crawl a website while simultaneously analyzing the parameters of each individual web page for SQL Injection vulnerabilities. Scrawlr is lightning fast and uses our intelligent engine technology to dynamically craft SQL Injection attacks on the fly.

7. Watcher

Watcher is a Fiddler addon which aims to assist penetration testers in passively finding Web-application vulnerabilities. The security field today has several good choices for HTTP proxies which assist auditors and pen-testers.

8. Exploit-Me

Exploit-Me Mobile (EMM) is an open source project demonstrating common mobile application vulnerabilities in the iOS and Android platforms. ExploitMe Mobile is a training platform built based on the common mobile application security pitfalls.

9. WebScarab

WebScarab has a large amount of functionality, and as such can be quite intimidating to the new user. But, for the simplest case, intercepting and modifying requests and responses between a browser and HTTP/S server, there is not a lot that needs to be learned.

10. Acunetix Web Application Security Scanner

According to the company, the features of this security tools includes,

- AcuSensor Technology
- Industry's most advanced and in-depth SQL injection and Cross site scripting testing
- Advanced penetration testing tools, such as the HTTP Editor and the HTTP Fuzzer
- Visual macro recorder makes testing web forms and password protected areas easy
- Support for pages with CAPTCHA, single sign-on and Two Factor authentication mechanisms
- Extensive reporting facilities including PCI compliance reports
- Multi-threaded and lightning fast scanner - processes thousands of pages with ease
- Intelligent crawler detects web server type, application language and smartphone-optimized sites.
- Acunetix crawls and analyzes different types of websites including HTML5, SOAP and AJAX
- Port scans a web server and runs security checks against network services running on the server

Source: http://www.efytimes....=141537&magid=11