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W3af Open Source App Vulnerability Testing Hits 1.0

May 30, 2011, 19:02 (0 Talkback[s])

"The open source w3af project released a 1.0 stable version this week after five release candidates and months of development. W3af enables developers and security researchers to audit, discover and test Web applications for vulnerabilities.

"One of the key features in w3af 1.0 is the infusion of Web application payloads. Riancho explained that the payloads are post exploitation "scripts" that allow the security researcher to keep elevating privileges on the remote system."

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