Monday, May 24, 2010

WhatWeb v0.4.3 Released

Identify content management systems (CMS),blogging platforms,stats/analytics packages,javascript libraries,servers and more.When you visit a website in your browser the transaction includes many unseen hints about how the webserver is set up and what software is delivering the webpage.Some of these hints are obvious,eg."Powered by XYZ" and others are more subtle.WhatWeb recognises these hints and reports what it finds.

WhatWeb has over 90 plugins and needs community support to develop more.Plugins can identify systems with obvious identifying hints removed by also looking for subtle clues.For example,a WordPress site might remove the tag but the WordPress plugin also looks for "wp-content" which is less easy to disguise.Plugins are flexible and can return any datatype,for example plugins can return version numbers,email addresses,account ID's and more.

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