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Larry Casey & OWASP
Commercially approved denial of service attacks at your service.
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Sound great? Does the charter of the organisation include instigating randomly selected colossally stupid denial of service attacks against popular websites? One thing's for sure: they'll never be 'for profit' if organisations they attack take them to court and sue for damages and/or file charges with local authorities.
Larry Casey, whoever he is, is up for full admittance into the Hall of Monkeys.
Category:OWASP DirBuster Project
DirBuster is a multi threaded java application designed to brute force directories and files names on web/application servers. Often is the case now of what looks like a web server in a state of default installation is actually not, and has pages and applications hidden within. DirBuster attempts to find these. [sic]
However tools of this nature are often as only good as the directory and file list they come with. A different approach was taken to generating this. The list was generated from scratch, by crawling the Internet and collecting the directory and files that are actually used by developers! DirBuster comes a total of 9 different lists (Further information can be found below), this makes DirBuster extremely effective at finding those hidden files and directories. And if that was not enough DirBuster also has the option to perform a pure brute force, which leaves the hidden directories and files nowhere to hide! If you have the time ;) [sic]
You said it, jackass.
3rd March 2009 - Version 1.0-RC1
After some major code changes I have opted for a release candidate before 1.0, to weed out any bugs. Features introduced in this release are:
- Auto pause, when 20 consecutive 20 errors happen
- Spelling mistakes corrected
- Multi threaded all the work generation, so multiple dir and file exts are scanned at the same time (this makes it much faster!)
- Reconstructed multiple parts of the code
- Proxy settings are now persistent
- The ability to change the look and feel has now been added
- Added Jbrofuzz dir list (Thank you Yiannis)
- Removed the two large dir lists
- Added new reporting formats (simple lists, xml, csv)
This version can be downloaded from here.
Tip for website operators: block these clowns immediately in robots.txt. Their agent is 'DirBuster-0.12'. As their requests are all 404s you can count on automatically getting about 150,000 of them - and that's tantamount to denial of service.
22/May/2009:01:41:56 - 22/May/2009:02:10:18
Note: the log file, at 27 MB, wasted too much bandwidth, and so was removed. And yet it represented but 30 minutes OWASP traffic. All 404s.
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