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.

  • Hashes, tokens, hmacs and crypto everywhere. This will be fun to test.
    [30 mins ago]
  • The only interesting use case I see for Amazon WAF is virtual patching for vulnerabilities you can’t fix fast enough in code

    /cc @awscloud
    [7 hours ago]

  • At $5 per web ACL per month Amazon’s WAF is crazy expensive and you need to manually create your rules for XSS, RCE, LFI, etc.

    [7 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.