WebApp Information Gatherer - WIG
Footprinting and information gathering, the first and most important step of penetration testing. To become a successful ethical hacker you need to implement every step and process of pentesting, not only implement but to implement it efficiently. If we talk about web application penetration testing then it is very important to identify the software running behind a target website, most of the websites are now based on CMS (content management system) so we need to identify the name and version of the CMS.
These information are very helpful to identify the vulnerabilities on a website, imagine if you know the software name with its version then you can find the exploits available on Internet (how easy is to hack into a website). But CMS identification requires some time and effort, this is why developers have created automatic tools to do the job.
You might have heard about whatweb and blindelephant, yes these tools are used to identify the CMS running on a website; whether it is wordpress, Joomla and any other. Now at this stage I would like to share another tool called WIG.
WebApp Information Gatherer
Example of WIG
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