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what is this project?
Name: OWASP Watcher Project (home page)
Purpose: Watcher is a runtime passive-analysis tool for HTTP-based Web applications. Being passive means it won't damage production systems, it's completely safe to use in Cloud computing, shared hosting, and dedicated hosting environments. Watcher detects Web-application security issues as well as operational configuration issues. Watcher provides pen-testers hot-spot detection for vulnerabilities, developers quick sanity checks, and auditors PCI compliance auditing. It looks for issues related to mashups, user-controlled payloads (potential XSS), cookies, comments, HTTP headers, SSL, Flash, Silverlight, referrer leaks, information disclosure, Unicode, and more.

Major Features:

  • Passive detection of security, privacy, and PCI compliance issues in HTTP, HTML, Javascript, CSS, and development frameworks (e.g. ASP.NET, JavaServer);
  • Works seamlessly with complex Web 2.0 applications while you drive the Web browser;
  • Non-intrusive, will not raise alarms or damage production sites;
  • Real-time analysis and reporting - findings are reported as they’re found, exportable to XML, HTML, and Team Foundation Server (TFS);
  • Configurable domains with wildcard support;
  • Extensible framework for adding new checks.
License: New BSD
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Project Pamphlet: Not Yet Created
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Mailing list: Mailing List Archives
Project Roadmap: View
Key Contacts
  • Contact the GPC to report a problem or concern about this project or to update information.
current release
Watcher v1.5.0 - Nov 17 2010 - (download)
Release description: Watcher is a Fiddler addon which aims to assist penetration testers in passively finding Web-application vulnerabilities. The security field today has several good choices for HTTP proxies which assist auditors and pen-testers. We chose to implement this as a plugin for Fiddler which already provides the proxy framework for HTTP debugging.
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