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Mastering Python for Networking and Security by Jose Manuel Ortega

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W3af overview

W3af is a security audit tool for web applications, it is divided into several modules, such as Attack, Audit, Exploit, Discovery, Evasion and Brute Force. These modules in W3af come with several secondary modules as, for example, we can select the XSS option in the Audit module if we need to test Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in the web application, assuming that it is necessary to perform a certain Audit.

The main feature of W3af is that its audit system is based entirely on plugins written in Python, so it manages to create an easily-scalable framework and a community of users that contribute to the programming of new plugins in the face of web-security failures that can occur.

The vulnerabilities that detect ...

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