Article: Latest web hacking tools – Q1 2021

Code, Free, Open Software, Open Source

Latest web hacking tools – Q1 2021

We take a look back at some of the best offensive security tools that were launched over the past three months. The coronavirus-induced lockdowns experienced by much of the world over winter has done little to scupper researchers’ desire to tinker and create.

In fact, the past three months saw the release of a variety of new hacking tools to make the lives of penetration testers, bug bounty hunters, and infosec hobbyists that little bit easier. Here’s our roundup of the latest hacking tools for the first quarter of 2021.

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Article: Scarf helps open-source developers track how their projects are being used

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Scarf helps open-source developers track how their projects are being used

Almost by default, open-source developers get very little insight into who uses their projects. In part, that’s the beauty of open source, but for developers who want to monetize their projects, it’s also a bit of a curse because they get very little data back from these projects.

While you usually know who bought your proprietary software — and those tools often send back some telemetry, too — that’s not something that holds true for open-source code. Scarf is trying to change that.

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