Traditional scanners often lack the features to allow easy-to-write custom checks on top of their engine. To help solve this issue, Nuclei was developed by Project Discovery with a core focus on simplicity, modularity, and the ability to scan on many assets. The open-source vulnerability scanner is simple enough to be used by everyone, while complex enough to integrate into the modern web with its intricacies.
And here, at Bishop Fox, we love to take advantage of innovative, community-powered tools (even creating some ourselves via Labs) to offer automated solutions for our offensive security customers.
In our third edition of the Tool Talk series, we dive into Nuclei to discover:
- The basics – what it is and how it works
- How it overcomes the challenges of traditional scanners
- Why it's a favorite tool of our consultants and Cosmos team