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Scanning / Pentesting
A Linux packet crafting tool.
Great packages that use Scapy
Find exploit tool
In-depth Attack Surface Mapping and Asset Discovery
The most powerful UDP-based load generator, written in Rust
A coroutines-driven Low & Slow traffic sender, written in Rust
Legion is an open source, easy-to-use, super-extensible and semi-automated network penetration testing tool that aids in discovery, reconnaissance and exploitation of information systems.
Fast subdomains enumeration tool for penetration testers
🤖 The Modern Port Scanner 🤖
A fork and successor of the Sulley Fuzzing Framework
Fast HTTP enumerator
OpenVAS is a framework of several services and tools offering a comprehensive and powerful vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management solution.
Kali Linux is a Debian-derived Linux distribution designed for digital forensics and penetration testing. Kali Linux is preinstalled with numerous penetration-testing programs, including nmap (a port scanner), Wireshark (a packet analyzer), John the Ripper (a password cracker), and Aircrack-ng (a software suite for penetration-testing wireless LANs).
Monitoring / Logging
A network sniffer that logs all DNS server replies for use in a passive DNS setup
Tool for exploration and tracing of the Windows kernel
OpenSnitch is a GNU/Linux port of the Little Snitch application firewall
Justniffer is a network protocol analyzer that captures network traffic and produces logs in a customized way, can emulate Apache web server log files, track response times and extract all "intercepted" files from the HTTP traffic.
httpry is a specialized packet sniffer designed for displaying and logging HTTP traffic. It is not intended to perform analysis itself, but to capture, parse, and log the traffic for later analysis. It can be run in real-time displaying the traffic as it is parsed, or as a daemon process that logs to an output file. It is written to be as lightweight and flexible as possible, so that it can be easily adaptable to different applications.
ngrep strives to provide most of GNU grep's common features, applying them to the network layer. ngrep is a pcap-aware tool that will allow you to specify extended regular or hexadecimal expressions to match against data payloads of packets. It currently recognizes IPv4/6, TCP, UDP, ICMPv4/6, IGMP and Raw across Ethernet, PPP, SLIP, FDDI, Token Ring and null interfaces, and understands BPF filter logic in the same fashion as more common packet sniffing tools, such as tcpdump and snoop.
Sagan uses a 'Snort like' engine and rules to analyze logs (syslog/event log/snmptrap/netflow/etc).
Similar feature set to Snyk, but free in most cases, and very cheap for others.
IDS / IPS / Host IDS / Host IPS
Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) for Secure Shell (SSH)
Snort is a free and open source network intrusion prevention system (NIPS) and network intrusion detection system (NIDS)created by Martin Roesch in 1998. Snort is now developed by Sourcefire, of which Roesch is the founder and CTO. In 2009, Snort entered InfoWorld's Open Source Hall of Fame as one of the "greatest [pieces of] open source software of all time".
Bro is a powerful network analysis framework that is much different from the typical IDS you may know.
Comprehensive Open Source HIDS. Not for the faint of heart. Takes a bit to get your head around how it works. Performs log analysis, file integrity checking, policy monitoring, rootkit detection, real-time alerting and active response. It runs on most operating systems, including Linux, MacOS, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX and Windows. Plenty of reasonable documentation. Sweet spot is medium to large deployments.
Suricata is a high performance Network IDS, IPS and Network Security Monitoring engine. Open Source and owned by a community run non-profit foundation, the Open Information Security Foundation (OISF). Suricata is developed by the OISF and its supporting vendors.
Security Onion is a Linux distro for intrusion detection, network security monitoring, and log management. It's based on Ubuntu and contains Snort, Suricata, Bro, OSSEC, Sguil, Squert, Snorby, ELSA, Xplico, NetworkMiner, and many other security tools. The easy-to-use Setup wizard allows you to build an army of distributed sensors for your enterprise in minutes!
File integrity checker that leaves virtually no sediment. Controller runs from another machine, which makes it hard for an attacker to know that the file system is being checked at defined pseudo random intervals over SSH. Highly recommended for small to medium deployments.
AIEngine is a next generation interactive/programmable Python/Ruby/Java/Lua packet inspection engine with capabilities of learning without any human intervention, NIDS(Network Intrusion Detection System) functionality, DNS domain classification, network collector, network forensics and many others.
Thwart SSH dictionary based attacks and brute force attacks.
Scans log files and takes action on IPs that show malicious behavior.
Honey Pot / Honey Net
an awesome list of honeypot resources
A low to medium interaction honeypot.
Kippo - SSH Honeypot
HonSSH is designed to log all SSH communications between a client and server.
ICS/SCADA Honeypot. Conpot is a low interactive server side Industrial Control Systems honeypot designed to be easy to deploy, modify and extend. By providing a range of common industrial control protocols we created the basics to build your own system, capable to emulate complex infrastructures to convince an adversary that he just found a huge industrial complex. To improve the deceptive capabilities, we also provided the possibility to server a custom human machine interface to increase the honeypots attack surface. The response times of the services can be artificially delayed to mimic the behaviour of a system under constant load. Because we are providing complete stacks of the protocols, Conpot can be accessed with productive HMI's or extended with real hardware. Conpot is developed under the umbrella of the Honeynet Project and on the shoulders of a couple of very big giants.
Glastopf is a Honeypot which emulates thousands of vulnerabilities to gather data from attacks targeting web applications. The principle behind it is very simple: Reply the correct response to the attacker exploiting the web application.
Kojoney is a low level interaction honeypot that emulates an SSH server. The daemon is written in Python using the Twisted Conch libraries.
Bifrozt is a NAT device with a DHCP server that is usually deployed with one NIC connected directly to the Internet and one NIC connected to the internal network. What differentiates Bifrozt from other standard NAT devices is its ability to work as a transparent SSHv2 proxy between an attacker and your honeypot. If you deployed an SSH server on Bifrozt’s internal network it would log all the interaction to a TTY file in plain text that could be viewed later and capture a copy of any files that were downloaded. You would not have to install any additional software, compile any kernel modules or use a specific version or type of operating system on the internal SSH server for this to work. It will limit outbound traffic to a set number of ports and will start to drop outbound packets on these ports when certain limits are exceeded.
HoneyDrive is the premier honeypot Linux distro. It is a virtual appliance (OVA) with Xubuntu Desktop 12.04.4 LTS edition installed. It contains over 10 pre-installed and pre-configured honeypot software packages such as Kippo SSH honeypot, Dionaea and Amun malware honeypots, Honeyd low-interaction honeypot, Glastopf web honeypot and Wordpot, Conpot SCADA/ICS honeypot, Thug and PhoneyC honeyclients and more. Additionally it includes many useful pre-configured scripts and utilities to analyze, visualize and process the data it can capture, such as Kippo-Graph, Honeyd-Viz, DionaeaFR, an ELK stack and much more. Lastly, almost 90 well-known malware analysis, forensics and network monitoring related tools are also present in the distribution.
Cuckoo Sandbox is an Open Source software for automating analysis of suspicious files. To do so it makes use of custom components that monitor the behavior of the malicious processes while running in an isolated environment.
T-Pot is based on the network installer of Ubuntu Server 16/17.x LTS. The honeypot daemons as well as other support components being used have been containerized using docker. This allows us to run multiple honeypot daemons on the same network interface while maintaining a small footprint and constrain each honeypot within its own environment. Installation over vanilla Ubuntu - T-Pot Autoinstall - This script will install T-Pot 16.04/17.10 on a fresh Ubuntu 16.04.x LTS (64bit). It is intended to be used on hosted servers, where an Ubuntu base image is given and there is no ability to install custom ISO images. Successfully tested on vanilla Ubuntu 16.04.3 in VMware.
Full Packet Capture / Forensic
TCP/IP packet demultiplexer. Download from:
Arkime (formerly Moloch) is an open source, large scale, full packet capturing, indexing, and database system.
Dshell is a network forensic analysis framework.
Stenographer is a packet capture solution which aims to quickly spool all packets to disk, then provide simple, fast access to subsets of those packets. Discussion/announcements at [email protected]
The goal of Xplico is extract from an internet traffic capture the applications data contained. For example, from a pcap file Xplico extracts each email (POP, IMAP, and SMTP protocols), all HTTP contents, each VoIP call (SIP), FTP, TFTP, and so on. Xplico isn’t a network protocol analyzer. Xplico is an open source Network Forensic Analysis Tool (NFAT).
OpenFPC is a set of tools that combine to provide a lightweight full-packet network traffic recorder & buffering system. It's design goal is to allow non-expert users to deploy a distributed network traffic recorder on COTS hardware while integrating into existing alert and log management tools.
Wireshark is a free and open-source packet analyzer. It is used for network troubleshooting, analysis, software and communications protocol development, and education. Wireshark is very similar to tcpdump, but has a graphical front-end, plus some integrated sorting and filtering options.
netsniff-ng is a free Linux networking toolkit, a Swiss army knife for your daily Linux network plumbing if you will. Its gain of performance is reached by zero-copy mechanisms, so that on packet reception and transmission the kernel does not need to copy packets from kernel space to user space and vice versa.
Security Information & Event Management
Fast Incident Response
Open Source SIEM (Security Information and Event Management system).
Prelude is a Universal "Security Information & Event Management" (SIEM) system. Prelude collects, normalizes, sorts, aggregates, correlates and reports all security-related events independently of the product brand or license giving rise to such events; Prelude is "agentless".
OpenVPN is an open source software application that implements virtual private network (VPN) techniques for creating secure point-to-point or site-to-site connections in routed or bridged configurations and remote access facilities. It uses a custom security protocol that utilizes SSL/TLS for key exchange.
Fast Packet Processing
Functional Network Framework for Multi-Core Architectures
PF_RING is a new type of network socket that dramatically improves the packet capture speed.
PF_RING ZC (Zero Copy) is a flexible packet processing framework that allows you to achieve 1/10 Gbit line rate packet processing (both RX and TX) at any packet size. It implements zero copy operations including patterns for inter-process and inter-VM (KVM) communications.
is an open source, easy-to-use and easy-to-build FreeBSD based firewall and routing platform. OPNsense includes most of the features available in expensive commercial firewalls, and more in many cases. It brings the rich feature set of commercial offerings with the benefits of open and verifiable sources.
Rapid spam filtering system.
A powerful and popular email spam filter employing a variety of detection technique.
Docker Images for Penetration Testing & Security
The OWASP ZAP core project
The OWASP NodeGoat project provides an environment to learn how OWASP Top 10 security risks apply to web applications developed using Node.js and how to effectively address them.
Anti-Virus / Anti-Malware
Loki - Simple IOC and Incident Response Scanner
A malware scanner for Linux designed around the threats faced in shared hosted environments.
Content Disarm & Reconstruct
Sanitising your documents, one threat at a time. — Content Disarm & Reconstruction Software
Rudder is an easy to use, web-driven, role-based solution for IT Infrastructure Automation & Compliance. Automate common system administration tasks (installation, configuration); Enforce configuration over time (configuring once is good, ensuring that configuration is valid and automatically fixing it is better); Inventory of all managed nodes; Web interface to configure and manage nodes and their configuration; Compliance reporting, by configuration and/or by node.
Open source version of Google Authenticator (except the Android app)
Hide secrets with invisible characters in plain text securely using passwords 🧙🏻♂️⭐
Mobile / Android / iOS
A collection of android security related resources
The Mobile Security Testing Guide (MSTG) is a comprehensive manual for mobile app security development, testing and reverse engineering.
A collection of OSX and iOS security resources
Easy to use cryptographic framework for data protection: secure messaging with forward secrecy and secure data storage. Has unified APIs across 14 platforms.
A tool for reverse engineering Android apk files
Dex to Java decompiler
A tool to extract local data storage of an Android application in one click.
Malware (Analysis | Scoring System)
Hardened allocator designed for modern systems. It has integration into Android's Bionic libc and can be used externally with musl and glibc as a dynamic library for use on other Linux-based platforms. It will gain more portability / integration over time.
Clone this repo to build Frida
A collection of mobile security resources which including articles, blogs, books, groups, projects, tools and conferences. *
Free-of-charge standalone tool based on ReSharper's bundled decompiler. It can reliably decompile any .NET assembly into equivalent C# or IL code. It can create Visual Studio solutions based on the original binary files in a straight-forward way. [Proprietary] [Free]
GRR Rapid Response: remote live forensics for incident response
An advanced memory forensics framework
A Windows Batch script and a Unix Bash script to comprehensively collect host forensic data during incident response.
CLI utility and Python module for analyzing log files and other data.
A collection of PowerShell modules designed for artifact gathering and reconnaisance of Windows-based endpoints.
Rekall Memory Forensic Framework
FireEye Publicly Shared Indicators of Compromise (IOCs)
IntelMQ is a solution for IT security teams for collecting and processing security feeds using a message queuing protocol.
DEPRECATED - USE v3 (bearded-avenger)
ZeuS Tracker / SpyEye Tracker / Palevo Tracker / Feodo Tracker tracks Command&Control servers (hosts) around the world and provides you a domain- and an IP-blocklist.
Emerging Threats began 10 years ago as an open source community for collecting Suricata and SNORT® rules, firewall rules, and other IDS rulesets. The open source community still plays an active role in Internet security, with more than 200,000 active users downloading the ruleset daily. The ETOpen Ruleset is open to any user or organization, as long as you follow some basic guidelines. Our ETOpen Ruleset is available for download any time.
PhishTank is a collaborative clearing house for data and information about phishing on the Internet. Also, PhishTank provides an open API for developers and researchers to integrate anti-phishing data into their applications at no charge.
The Spamhaus Project is an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to track the Internet's spam operations and sources, to provide dependable realtime anti-spam protection for Internet networks, to work with Law Enforcement Agencies to identify and pursue spam and malware gangs worldwide, and to lobby governments for effective anti-spam legislation.
The ISC was created in 2001 following the successful detection, analysis, and widespread warning of the Li0n worm. Today, the ISC provides a free analysis and warning service to thousands of Internet users and organizations, and is actively working with Internet Service Providers to fight back against the most malicious attackers.
AutoShun is a Snort plugin that allows you to send your Snort IDS logs to a centralized server that will correlate attacks from your sensor logs with other snort sensors, honeypots, and mail filters from around the world.
The DNS-BH project creates and maintains a listing of domains that are known to be used to propagate malware and spyware. This project creates the Bind and Windows zone files required to serve fake replies to localhost for any requests to these, thus preventing many spyware installs and reporting.
AlienVault Open Threat Exchange (OTX), to help you secure your networks from data loss, service disruption and system compromise caused by malicious IP addresses.
CollecTor, your friendly data-collecting service in the Tor network. CollecTor fetches data from various nodes and services in the public Tor network and makes it available to the world. If you're doing research on the Tor network, or if you're developing an application that uses Tor network data, this is your place to start. TOR Node List / DNS Blacklists / Tor Node List
The primary purpose of leakedin.com is to make visitors aware about the risks of loosing data. This blog just compiles samples of data lost or disclosed on sites like pastebin.com.
The public feed of Network Vulnerability Tests (NVTs). It contains more than 35,000 NVTs (as of April 2014), growing on a daily basis. This feed is configured as the default for OpenVAS.
Project Honey Pot is the first and only distributed system for identifying spammers and the spambots they use to scrape addresses from your website. Using the Project Honey Pot system you can install addresses that are custom-tagged to the time and IP address of a visitor to your site. If one of these addresses begins receiving email we not only can tell that the messages are spam, but also the exact moment when the address was harvested and the IP address that gathered it.
VirusTotal, a subsidiary of Google, is a free online service that analyzes files and URLs enabling the identification of viruses, worms, trojans and other kinds of malicious content detected by antivirus engines and website scanners. At the same time, it may be used as a means to detect false positives, i.e. innocuous resources detected as malicious by one or more scanners.
Free aggregated threat intel for the Bro network security monitoring platform.
MISP threat sharing platform is a free and open source software helping information sharing of threat intelligence including cyber security indicators. A threat intelligence platform for gathering, sharing, storing and correlating Indicators of Compromise of targeted attacks, threat intelligence, financial fraud information, vulnerability information or even counter-terrorism information. The MISP project includes software, common libraries (taxonomies, threat-actors and various malware), an extensive data model to share new information using objects and default feeds.
The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a 501(c)(3) worldwide not-for-profit charitable organization focused on improving the security of software.
Web Application Firewall
NAXSI is an open-source, high performance, low rules maintenance WAF for NGINX
SQL Firewall Extension for PostgreSQL
Universal web application security sensor intended for real-time monitoring and defense.
Scanning / Pentesting
Open Source Intelligence gathering tool aimed at reducing the time spent harvesting information from open sources.
The Penetration Testers Framework (PTF) is a way for modular support for up-to-date tools.
Infection Monkey - An automated pentest tool
Automated client-side template injection (sandbox escape/bypass) detection for AngularJS.
🔓 CLI tool and library to execute padding oracle attacks easily, with support for concurrent network requests and an elegant UI.
Full-featured C2 framework which silently persists on webserver via evil PHP oneliner
Spyse is an OSINT search engine that provides fresh data about the entire web. All the data is stored in its own DB for instant access and interconnected with each other for flexible search.
sqlmap is an open source penetration testing tool that automates the process of detecting and exploiting SQL injection flaws and taking over of database servers. It comes with a powerful detection engine, many niche features for the ultimate penetration tester and a broad range of switches lasting from database fingerprinting, over data fetching from the database, to accessing the underlying file system and executing commands on the operating system via out-of-band connections.
The Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) is an easy to use integrated penetration testing tool for finding vulnerabilities in web applications. It is designed to be used by people with a wide range of security experience and as such is ideal for developers and functional testers who are new to penetration testing. ZAP provides automated scanners as well as a set of tools that allow you to find security vulnerabilities manually.
List of some controls to test during a web vulnerability assessment. Markdown version may be found here.
Runtime Application Self-Protection
🔥Open source RASP solution
Prevent cloud misconfigurations during build-time for Terraform, Cloudformation, Kubernetes, Serverless framework and other infrastructure-as-code-languages with Checkov by Bridgecrew.
Book covering API security including secure development, token-based authentication, JSON Web Tokens, OAuth 2, and Macaroons. (early access, published continuously, final release summer 2020)
Book that identifies design patterns and coding styles that make lots of security vulnerabilities less likely. (early access, published continuously, final release fall 2017)
Free eBook sampler that gives some context for how API security works in the real world by showing how APIs are put together and how the OAuth protocol can be used to protect them.
Exploits & Payloads
A list of useful payloads and bypass for Web Application Security and Pentest/CTF
Red Team Infrastructure Deployment
Automated Red Team Infrastructure deployement using Docker
Data Hacking Project
Hadoop library to read packet capture (PCAP) files
OpenSOC Apache Hadoop Code
Mirror of Apache Spot
Scalable Binary Data Extraction in Hadoop
This Ansible collection provides battle tested hardening for Linux, SSH, nginx, MySQL
nginx Docker image secure by default.
Privacy & Security
Qubes OS is a free and open-source security-oriented operating system meant for single-user desktop computing.
Complete list of security related operating systems
Website dedicated to talking about, reviewing and keeping up to date with open source operating systems
Database security suite. Database proxy with field-level encryption, search through encrypted data, SQL injections prevention, intrusion detection, honeypots. Supports client-side and proxy-side ("transparent") encryption. SQL, NoSQL.
Safely store secrets in Git/Mercurial/Subversion
Confidant: your secret keeper. https://lyft.github.io/confidant
A secure and easy-to-use store for your production secrets
Go server for two-man rule style file encryption and decryption.
A vault for securely storing and accessing AWS credentials in development environments
A little utility for managing credentials in the cloud
CLI for managing secrets
A Vault CLI
Simple and flexible tool for managing secrets
Multiplatform command-line password manager
The password manager your team was waiting for. Free, open source, extensible, based on OpenPGP.
Free and downloadable book series with very broad and deep coverage of what Web Developers and DevOps Engineers need to know in order to create robust, reliable, maintainable and secure software, networks and other, that are delivered continuously, on time, with no nasty surprises
A step by step process for breaking into a BANK, Sparc Flow, 2017
A hacker’s tale breaking into a secretive offshore company, Sparc Flow, 2018
Live a real crisis to master the secrets of forensic analysis, Sparc Flow, 2017
This early-access book teaches you applied cryptographic techniques to understand and apply security at every level of your systems and applications.
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