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Cgisecurity: Interview with Sullo the Author of Nikto

Feb 13, 2007, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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"How long has Nikto been in development and how many people are actively working on it?

"Although I've had patches and updates from a couple of dozen people (a few of them regularly), I've been the sole developer of Nikto since it's release in December, 2001.

"What are the three biggest challenges that you've faced while developing a web application security scanner from a developmental perspective?

"The biggest challenge, from a technical perspective, is trying to test and fix bugs against against the huge variety of web servers in the wild. Even when decent bug reports come in, if I don't have access to a Joe-Bob 1.0 server, it's hard ensure the problem is resolved..."

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