Hackers demo prototype security scanner that thinks like a human

Nullcon Bangalore hacker Rahul Sasi has built the beginnings of what he hopes will become a vulnerability scanner that thinks like a human. The ambitious project (PDF) is the work of Sasi and his team of six at security startup CloudSek, and is now going open source in hopes the security masses will help build the human-like penetrating testing box. The goals on paper read simple enough; meld the competency of web-savvy users with the intuition of a hacker and bake it into an automated tool. This would allow it to navigate naturally around the web and identify the parts of a site that a hacker would target for the quickest returns. In practice this requires the tool be able to follow dynamic user instructions so it understands that phrases…


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