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The first public web security assessment tool

Image of dying Achilles CC-by-sa 3.0 by Yair Haklai


Rated #46 on “The Top 75 Security Tools 2003” compiled by nmap creator Fyodor
(See http://sectools.org/tools2003.html )

Platform: Windows (or UNIX via WINE )

Created and released by Robert Cardona of Systegra on Oct 13, 2000.
Concept by David Rhoades of Maven Security.

The first publicly released general-purpose web application security assessment tool. Achilles acts as a HTTP/HTTPS proxy that allows a user to intercept, log, and modify web traffic on the fly. Though it was the first, it is no longer the best, and we recommend using Burp Suite , or OWASP Zed Attack Proxy as they offer more features.

Achilles v0.27 (MD5: 53c77733109f3d7b33a5143703e8cf05)

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