w3af is a Web Application Attack and Audit Framework. The project’s goal is to create a framework to help you secure your web applications by finding and exploiting all web application vulnerabilities.

Our framework is proudly developed using Python to be easy to use and extend, and licensed under GPLv2.0.






Our project has an interesting history which has defined our long and short term objectives and told us many important lessons. Don’t forget to follow our blog and twitter account for news, releases and feedback.

  • Oh man, half my #w3af commits have the log message: “Cosmetic”.

    My #OCD is getting worse by the day.

    Hope to reach code #beauty in 10m :)
    [18 hours ago]

  • #w3af parsers used lots of CPU and in some cases had an endless loop, new release runs parsers in different processes and kills on timeout
    [22 hours ago]
  • #w3af 1.6.45 #kali package is coming out soon, still testing it before I commit to packaging.
    [23 hours ago]

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The easiest way to learn about what w3af is and how you can use it to secure your web applications is to take our project tour and read our FAQ.