WhatWeb – Next generation web scanner

WhatWeb identifies websites. Its goal is to answer the question, “What is that Website?”. you can use this tool to recognize web technologies including content management systems (CMS), blogging platforms, statistic/analytics packages, JavaScript libraries, web servers, and embedded devices.

There are support for over 1700 plugins, each to recognize something different and it will also identify version numbers, email addresses, account IDs, web framework modules, SQL errors, and more.

WhatWeb - Next generation web scanner
WhatWeb – Next generation web scanner

When you visit a website in your browser, the transaction includes many hints of what web technologies are powering that website. Sometimes a single webpage visit contains enough information to identify a website but when it does not, The tool can interrogate the website further.

Current supported features:

  • Over 1700 plugins
  • Control the trade off between speed/stealth and reliability
  • Performance tuning. Control how many websites to scan concurrently.
  • Multiple log formats: Brief (greppable), Verbose (human readable), XML, JSON, MagicTree, RubyObject, MongoDB, ElasticSearch, SQL.
  • Proxy support including TOR
  • Custom HTTP headers
  • Basic HTTP authentication
  • Control over webpage redirection
  • Nmap-style IP ranges
  • Fuzzy matching
  • Result certainty awareness
  • Custom plugins defined on the command line

You can read more and download this tool over here: https://github.com/urbanadventurer/WhatWeb

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