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8 very useful and free web security testing tools

  Peter      2012-07-22 10:59:09      15,694    0    0

With more pervasive of web applications, web security threats are becoming increasingly prominent. Hackers gain web server control by exploiting web server vulnerabilities and SQL injection vulnerabilities, then they may tamper with web content, or steal important internal data, the more serious is to inject malicious code into web pages to affect visitors of websites. Attention is gradually warming up to Web Application Security. Here we recommend eight very useful and free web security testing tools.

N-Stalker Free Version

N-Stalker Web Application Security Scanner 2012 Free Edition provides a restricted set of free Web Security Assessment checks to enhance the overall security of your web server infrastructure, using the most complete web attack signature database available in the market – “N-Stealth Web Attack Signature Database”.



Netsparker Community Edition

Netsparker Community Edition is a SQL Injection Scanner. It's a free edition of our web vulnerability scanner for the community so you can start securing your website now. It's user friendly, fast, smart and as always False-Positive-Free.



Websecurify

Websecurify is an advanced testing solution built to quickly and accurately identify web application security issues.



Wapiti

Wapiti allows you to audit the security of your web applications. It performs "black-box" scans, i.e. it does not study the source code of the application but it will scan the webpages of the deployed webapp, looking for scripts and forms where it can inject data. Once it gets this list, Wapiti acts like a fuzzer, injecting payloads to see if a script is vulnerable.



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 (but hopefully non-disruptive) security checks. The final report generated by the tool is meant to serve as a foundation for professional web application security assessments.



Exploit-Me

Exploit-Me is a suite of Firefox web application security testing tools designed to be lightweight and easy to use.



OWASP WebScarab Project

WebScarab is a framework for analysing applications that communicate using the HTTP and HTTPS protocols. It is written in Java, and is thus portable to many platforms. WebScarab has several modes of operation, implemented by a number of plugins. In its most common usage, WebScarab operates as an intercepting proxy, allowing the operator to review and modify requests created by the browser before they are sent to the server, and to review and modify responses returned from the server before they are received by the browser. WebScarab is able to intercept both HTTP and HTTPS communication. The operator can also review the conversations (requests and responses) that have passed through WebScarab.



X5s

x5s is a Fiddler addon which aims to assist penetration testers in finding cross-site scripting vulnerabilities. This is not a point and shoot tool, it requires some understanding of how encoding issues lead to XSS, and it requires manual driving.



Source : http://blog.jobbole.com/23097/

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