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.

  • Anyone wants to create a new #w3af plugin to detect insecure JSONP endpoints?

    [17 hours ago]

  • Thanks to @snoopy_security the vulnerability database has three new entries!

    Great job with this pull request.
    [18 hours ago]

  • RT @microluciano: Today, we all remember with gratitude our sysadmins.

    Today and when the fu**ing website is down (without the gratitude, …
    [20 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.