Metasploit VS BeEF

Compare Metasploit vs BeEF and see what are their differences.


Metasploit Framework (by rapid7)


The Browser Exploitation Framework Project (by beefproject)
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Metasploit BeEF
113 40
31,685 8,971
1.3% 2.1%
9.9 0.0
5 days ago 8 days ago
Ruby JavaScript
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later -
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Metasploit. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-11-27.


Posts with mentions or reviews of BeEF. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-05-07.
  • Why are there so many Rails related posts here?
    6 projects | /r/ruby | 7 May 2023
    This is something that kind of annoys me; there's even a /r/rails sub-reddit specifically for Ruby on Rails stuff. Understandably Rails helped put Ruby on the map. Before Rails, Ruby was just another fringe language. Rails became massively popular, helped many startups quickly build their Web 2.0 sites, and become successful companies (ex: GitHub, LinkedIn, AirBnB, etc). Like others have said, "Rails is where the money is at". However, this posses a problem for the Ruby community: whenever Rails becomes less popular, so does Ruby. I wish the Ruby ecosystem wasn't so heavily centralized around Rails, and that we diversified our uses of Ruby a bit. There's of course Sinatra, dry-rb, Hanami, Dragon Ruby, SciRuby, and a dozen security tools written in Ruby such as Metasploit, BeFF, Arachni, and Ronin.
  • Es seguro entrar en cualquier url?
    2 projects | /r/devsarg | 29 Mar 2023
  • How attackers use exposed Prometheus server to exploit Kubernetes clusters
    5 projects | | 2 Dec 2022
    Third-party registry: In this case, one of the methods could be social engineering, using tools like BeeF to create a specific phishing or fake page to get the login credentials and change the image to a new one with a known and exploitable vulnerability and wait for the deployment. One more thing is this is not magic or 100% successful. If the company scans the images in the deployment, it could be detected!
  • Don’t know how to create phishing link
    2 projects | /r/hacking | 29 Aug 2022
  • Trying to install beEF on Ubuntu but this message pops up after I tried to manually install ruby gems
    3 projects | /r/Ubuntu | 26 Mar 2022
    Here are the instructions: git clone
    3 projects | /r/Ubuntu | 26 Mar 2022
    Here’s what I typed: sudo apt-get update -y; sudo apt-get upgrade -y sudo apt install ruby ruby-dev sudo apt install git git clone //changed directories here to beef sudo ./install //then here is where it didn’t work. It said I had to install ruby gems manually and to the latest version. After, I typed in bundle install And it can up with the error in the picture
  • FUD Keylogger
    2 projects | /r/hacking | 30 Dec 2021
    I don't know much about it other than what I picked up in a Levelonetechs video, but look into the beef project since you do a little website development and the vector will be in the browser anyway.
  • Anyone know how to fix this Beef-xss problem im having?
    2 projects | /r/hacking | 21 Sep 2021
    Sep 21 20:33:54 kali beef[1241]: [20:33:54] | Site:
    2 projects | /r/hacking | 21 Sep 2021
  • Selfhosted keychain/password manager
    2 projects | /r/selfhosted | 14 Jan 2021
    If you want to have some more understanding of what might be possible, have a look at

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Metasploit and BeEF you can also consider the following projects:

Covenant - Covenant is a collaborative .NET C2 framework for red teamers.

routersploit - Exploitation Framework for Embedded Devices [Moved to:]

SQLMap - Automatic SQL injection and database takeover tool

Brakeman - A static analysis security vulnerability scanner for Ruby on Rails applications

bettercap - The Swiss Army knife for 802.11, BLE, IPv4 and IPv6 networks reconnaissance and MITM attacks.

Rack::Attack - Rack middleware for blocking & throttling

thc-hydra - hydra

pwntools - CTF framework and exploit development library

CVE-2021-1675 - C# and Impacket implementation of PrintNightmare CVE-2021-1675/CVE-2021-34527


CrackMapExec - A swiss army knife for pentesting networks