2. HyperText Access Exploit
HyperText Access Exploit is an open-source tool used to bypass the restrictions and hunt for additional vulnerabilities on a Web application server. It exploits weaknesses in an .htaccess file, a configuration file used to protect a Web directory with an authentication process. The tool can list the content of a protected directory. It was developed by Matias Katz, a pen tester and founder of Mkit Argentina, and Maximiliano Soler, a security analyst at an international bank.