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.

  • RT @kvlly: Have no fear: programming isn’t actually debugging 100% of the time. There’s some time set aside for creating new bugs.
    [11 hours ago]
  • Advanced search for burp proxy logs:

    [16 hours ago]

  • Rant: Are we being racist by calling white-lists white, and black-lists black? Is #AppSec wrong?
    [17 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.