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Im new to hacking, i have reached a chapter in my book "the web applications hackers handbook" where im about to start bypassing client-side and actually attacking different technologies

well before i proceed i see mapping as an essential must expertise i looked in Google for software came around Burp Suite, is quite expensive! and others that were not trusting

what are the free alternatives?

for web spidering, http finger printing, an intruder, path testers, and any other type of needed tools i need to know to gather a lot of information to proceed a wider penetration

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Do you mean ethical hacking? – Colyn1337 Oct 10 '13 at 21:01
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There's a number of program you can use for this. First off I would mention that there's a free version of burp that does most (if not all) of what you're likely to need for running through the exercises in the book.

Good alternatives include

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nikto is an interesting one as well. – Terry Chia Oct 11 '13 at 0:54

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