[ZAP] OWASP Zed Attack Proxy Weekly

Friday, November 2, 2012

The OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) is an easy to use integrated penetration testing tool for finding vulnerabilities in web applications. It is designed to be used by people with a wide range of security experience and as such is ideal for developers and functional testers who are new to penetration testing as well as being a useful addition to an experienced pen tester's toolbox.
Team is now releasing weekly updates on every Monday. These are not the full releases , like stable one, but to give more enhancements as soon as possible, ZAP team decide to release weekly updates also.
The following new features are included in weekly releases:
  • Completely rewritten 'traditional' Spider (c/o Cosmin Stefan and the GSoC)
  • New Ajax Spider (using Crawljax, c/o Guifre Ruiz and the GSoC)
  • Web sockets support (c/o Robert Koch and the GSoC)
  • Performance improvements (both speed and memory)
  • Session awareness
  • Authentication handling
  • Contexts
  • Modes (Safe, Protected and Standard)
  • Online links in menu

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