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.

  • @BenKennish most likely you’re at python 2.6. Please upgrade to 2.7
    [1 hour ago]
  • Oh race conditions in #w3af threads, I didn’t missed you at all.
    [2 hours ago]
  • RT @addelindh: Using my superior analyst powers, I’ve come to these conclusions:

    1. The leaker is male and quite immature
    2. So are large …
    [6 hours ago]

  • Today for the first time I hit the #piratebay filter imposed by Argentinean ISPs.


    #mirrors for the win
    [6 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.