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BackTrack 4: Assuring Security by Penetration Testing by Shakeel Ali, Tedi Heriyanto

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Web application fingerprinter

Web application fingerprinter is a tool to identify the web application used in a website. There are a lot of web application fingerprinters available, but we will only discuss two of them: whatweb and blindelephant.

WhatWeb

WhatWeb is a web application fingerprinter. It will identify Content Management Systems (CMS), blogging platforms, stats/analytics packages, JavaScript libraries, servers, and other web application components used in a website.

To identify those web applications, WhatWeb utilizes a plugin. The WhatWeb version 0.4.4 available in the BackTrack repository contains more than 160 plugins. They can be categorized as passive and aggresive plugins. A passive plugin uses the information on the page, in ...

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