Black Hat 2013: 5 Cool Hacking Tools To Check Out


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.



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