picoCTF VS pwntools

Compare picoCTF vs pwntools and see what are their differences.

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picoCTF pwntools
2 8
261 10,922
- 2.7%
3.7 8.7
over 1 year ago 5 days ago
Python Python
MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of picoCTF. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-13.


Posts with mentions or reviews of pwntools. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-13.
  • Awesome CTF : Top Learning Resource Labs
    72 projects | /r/TutorialBoy | 13 Nov 2021
    Pwntools - CTF Framework for writing exploits.
  • Awesome Penetration Testing
    124 projects | dev.to | 6 Oct 2021
    Pwntools - Rapid exploit development framework built for use in CTFs.
  • What is Calypso?
    4 projects | dev.to | 4 Mar 2021
    One library that I may eventually make which will probably not be an officially maintained library but which I will maintain myself will be a partial or full port of pwntools (a library written in Python for CTFs) to Calypso. For more information on CTFs, atan made a pretty cool post about them:

What are some alternatives?

When comparing picoCTF and pwntools you can also consider the following projects:

Metasploit - Metasploit Framework

pwndbg - Exploit Development and Reverse Engineering with GDB Made Easy

one_gadget - The best tool for finding one gadget RCE in libc.so.6

angr - A powerful and user-friendly binary analysis platform!

padding-oracle-attacker - 🔓 CLI tool and library to execute padding oracle attacks easily, with support for concurrent network requests and an elegant UI.

gophish - Open-Source Phishing Toolkit

CyberChef - The Cyber Swiss Army Knife - a web app for encryption, encoding, compression and data analysis

RsaCtfTool - RSA attack tool (mainly for ctf) - retrieve private key from weak public key and/or uncipher data

peda - PEDA - Python Exploit Development Assistance for GDB

SQLMap - Automatic SQL injection and database takeover tool

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

basecrack - Decode All Bases - Base Scheme Decoder