The safety of the Internet is of paramount importance to Google, and helping web developers build secure, reliable web applications is an important part of the equation. To advance this goal, Google has released projects such as ratproxy, a passive security assessment tool.
The latest is they have announced a new tool called skipfish – a free, open source, fully automated, active web application security reconnaissance tool.
- High speed: written in pure C, with highly optimized HTTP handling and a minimal CPU footprint, the tool easily achieves 2000 requests per second with responsive targets.
- Ease of use: the tool features heuristics to support a variety of quirky web frameworks and mixed-technology sites, with automatic learning capabilities, on-the-fly wordlist creation, and form autocompletion.
- Cutting-edge security logic: we incorporated high quality, low false positive, differential security checks capable of spotting a range of subtle flaws, including blind injection vectors.
The tool is believed to support Linux, FreeBSD 7.0+, MacOS X, and Windows (Cygwin) environments.
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