Metasploit VS bettercap

Compare Metasploit vs bettercap and see what are their differences.

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Metasploit bettercap
117 28
32,355 15,388
1.2% 2.1%
9.9 3.0
6 days ago about 1 month ago
Ruby Go
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.


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 2024-02-01.
  • Best Hacking Tools for Beginners 2024
    5 projects | | 1 Feb 2024
  • Metasploit explained for pentesters
    4 projects | | 1 Dec 2023
    msf6 > use auxiliary/scanner/smb/smb_ms17_010 msf6 auxiliary(scanner/smb/smb_ms17_010) > options Module options (auxiliary/scanner/smb/smb_ms17_010): Name Current Setting Required Description ---- --------------- -------- ----------- CHECK_ARCH true no Check for architecture on vulnerable hosts CHECK_DOPU true no Check for DOUBLEPULSAR on vulnerable hosts CHECK_PIPE false no Check for named pipe on vulnerable hosts NAMED_PIPES /usr/share/metasploit-framework/data/wordl yes List of named pipes to check ists/named_pipes.txt RHOSTS yes The target host(s), see sing-Metasploit RPORT 445 yes The SMB service port (TCP) SMBDomain . no The Windows domain to use for authentication SMBPass no The password for the specified username SMBUser no The username to authenticate as THREADS 1 yes The number of concurrent threads (max one per host)
    4 projects | | 1 Dec 2023
  • Effective Adversary Emulation
    3 projects | | 27 Nov 2023
  • Hacking from anywhere
    3 projects | /r/Hacking_Tutorials | 11 Oct 2023
    1-) Learn Hacking on a debian based distro like Kali Linux - I personally started with tools like nikto, camhacker... and then moved to more complex frameworks like metasploit.
  • Hackers Tools: Must-Have Tools for Every Ethical Hacker
    2 projects | | 29 May 2023
    Metasploit Framework (mentioned earlier)
  • I watched a video of Mr. Robot programming a script. As I watch the script, the syntax is reminiscent of the Ruby language, and it really is.
    2 projects | /r/ruby | 24 May 2023
    It's using the metasploit framework
  • The 36 tools that SaaS can use to keep their product and data safe from criminal hackers (manual research)
    18 projects | /r/SaaS | 22 May 2023
  • 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.
  • Pentesting Tools I Use Everyday
    8 projects | | 7 Feb 2023
    Learn more about Metasploit here:


Posts with mentions or reviews of bettercap. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-10-03.
  • bettercap VS petep - a user suggested alternative
    2 projects | 3 Oct 2023
  • quicklisp security (or total lack of it)
    6 projects | /r/lisp | 26 Feb 2023
    I've been learning some common lisp, reading through Practical Common Lisp, and it's really neat. People say the good ideas of lisp got adapted in other languages and sure that's true of garbage collection, lambda's and some others, but I'm seeing plenty incredible stuff I haven't seen elsewhere, the condition system that among other things lets you fix and resume your program on exception, real interactive development, flexible object system, macros way more understandable than in other languages with AST macros as in lisp the AST is simple, an expressive dynamic language at high level of ruby and python while being an order of magnitude faster performance. Quicklisp also is really neat, how many other package managers can load new dependencies without restarting your application? And I was learning it with idea that it's not just of historical or hobby interest but legitimately a good choice I can use for new programming projects today for many tasks, but I just learned something that makes it impossible for me to consider, which is complete lack of security of quicklisp. You go to the website and see sha256 hash and PGP signature for quicklisp download, awesome it seems at the security standard you expect for a package manager. But then the actual quicklisp client does all downloads over http with no verification. What this means in practical terms is basically if you use quicklisp, anyone on your local network can easily hack your computer, by MITM (man-in-the-middle) the traffic and serving you backdoored software when you install packages from quicklisp. mitm6 will MITM windows machines on normal networks, bettercap can MITM linux and os x on most networks. Aside from attackers on your local network there's plenty other scenarios, you can go near office of CL using company and set up a open WIFI access point with same name as company wifi and hack their developers, using quicklisp over something like Tor is extremely dangerous at present as it would let the exit node backdoor the packages you download, and then in less likely but still should be protected against scenarios is just if or any router between you and it is compromised, you can be hacked.
  • Grannar från helvetet
    3 projects | /r/swedishproblems | 18 Feb 2023
  • Hacker News top posts: Dec 3, 2022
    3 projects | /r/hackerdigest | 3 Dec 2022
    Bettercap – Swiss Army Knife for 802.11, BLE, IPv4 and IPv6 Networks\ (5 comments)
  • Bettercap – Swiss Army Knife for 802.11, BLE, IPv4 and IPv6 Networks
    2 projects | | 3 Dec 2022
  • Men in the middle framework error
    2 projects | /r/linuxquestions | 5 Feb 2022
    This project is no longer being updated. MITMf was written to address the need, at the time, of a modern tool for performing Man-In-The-Middle attacks. Since then many other tools have been created to fill this space, you should probably be using Bettercap as it is far more feature complete and better maintained.
  • How do you tolerate how buggy and trash bettercap is?
    2 projects | /r/AskNetsec | 23 Dec 2021
    You would alternatively have the option to write a better tool (or write a better post outlining your issues). If you still don't know what you could do improve things, try reading through and perhaps submit bugs that you find, or go fix them yourself! ( ). Even if you aren't capable of correcting them yourself, bringing attention to them in the proper forum (not in an inane reddit post) would contribute to not only fixing the problem for yourself, but for any other user that might potentially use the tool.
  • TCP Traffic tunneln/weiterleiten zur Analyse
    2 projects | /r/de_EDV | 24 Nov 2021
  • Awesome CTF : Top Learning Resource Labs
    72 projects | /r/TutorialBoy | 13 Nov 2021
    Bettercap - Framework to perform MITM (Man in the Middle) attacks.
  • Awesome Penetration Testing
    124 projects | | 6 Oct 2021
    BetterCAP - Modular, portable and easily extensible MITM framework.

What are some alternatives?

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

BeEF - The Browser Exploitation Framework Project

aircrack-ng - WiFi security auditing tools suite

MITMf - Framework for Man-In-The-Middle attacks

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

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

mitmproxy - An interactive TLS-capable intercepting HTTP proxy for penetration testers and software developers.

wifipumpkin3 - Powerful framework for rogue access point attack.

SQLMap - Automatic SQL injection and database takeover tool

pwnagotchi-display-password-plugin - Pwnagotchi plugin to display the most recently cracked password on the Pwnagotchi face

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

Rack::Attack - Rack middleware for blocking & throttling

Modlishka - Modlishka. Reverse Proxy.