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.

  • @julianor I say good, performance is increased this way. You never need to access disk.
    [13 hours ago]
  • RT @4Dgifts: Ahh right I forgot the hype-FUD-machine is on overdrive on the week leading to BlackHat/DEFCON
    [13 hours ago]
  • Hmmm, Django web applications loaded completely in memory with templates and all.
    [13 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.