Bring your software development workflows to security
Security scanners are tools helping attackers or pentesters to discover potential vulnerabilities in an application. Security scanners range from very basic to advanced tools.
This plugin detects security scanners by looking at the user agents and the requested paths (matching known vulnerabilities, sensitive paths, data exposure, etc). Most of the requests made by a security scanner end up being 404 - not found.
Should the scanner discover a vulnerability, the related plugins will trigger and protect the application.
The plugin will check if the user agent is from a known security scanner. Those could be: