A curated list of Capture The Flag (CTF) frameworks, libraries, resources, softwares and tutorials. This list aims to help starters as well as seasoned CTF players to find everything related to CTFs at one place.


Please take a quick look at the contribution guidelines first.

If you know a tool that isn’t present here, feel free to open a pull request.


It takes time to build up collection of tools used in CTF and remember them all. This repo helps to keep all these scattered tools at one place.


  • Awesome CTF
    • Create
      • Forensics
      • Platforms
      • Steganography
      • Web
    • Solve
      • Attacks
      • Bruteforcers
      • Cryptography
      • Exploits
      • Forensics
      • Networking
      • Reversing
      • Services
      • Steganography
      • Web
  • Resources
    • Operating Systems
    • Starter Packs
    • Tutorials
    • Wargames
    • Websites
    • Wikis
    • Writeups Collections


Tools used for creating CTF challenges


Tools used for creating Forensics challenges


Projects that can be used to host a CTF

  • CTFd – Platform to host jeopardy style CTFs from ISISLab, NYU Tandon.
  • echoCTF.RED – Develop, deploy and maintain your own CTF infrastructure.
  • FBCTF – Platform to host Capture the Flag competitions from Facebook.
  • Haaukins– A Highly Accessible and Automated Virtualization Platform for Security Education.
  • HackTheArch – CTF scoring platform.
  • Mellivora – A CTF engine written in PHP.
  • MotherFucking-CTF – Badass lightweight plaform to host CTFs. No JS involved.
  • NightShade – A simple security CTF framework.
  • OpenCTF – CTF in a box. Minimal setup required.
  • PicoCTF – The platform used to run picoCTF. A great framework to host any CTF.
  • PyChallFactory – Small framework to create/manage/package jeopardy CTF challenges.
  • RootTheBox – A Game of Hackers (CTF Scoreboard & Game Manager).
  • Scorebot – Platform for CTFs by Legitbs (Defcon).
  • SecGen – Security Scenario Generator. Creates randomly vulnerable virtual machines.


Tools used to create stego challenges

Check solve section for steganography.


Tools used for creating Web challenges

JavaScript Obfustcators


Tools used for solving CTF challenges


Tools used for performing various kinds of attacks

  • Bettercap – Framework to perform MITM (Man in the Middle) attacks.
  • Yersinia – Attack various protocols on layer 2.


Tools used for solving Crypto challenges

  • CyberChef – Web app for analysing and decoding data.
  • FeatherDuster – An automated, modular cryptanalysis tool.
  • Hash Extender – A utility tool for performing hash length extension attacks.
  • padding-oracle-attacker – A CLI tool to execute padding oracle attacks.
  • PkCrack – A tool for Breaking PkZip-encryption.
  • QuipQuip – An online tool for breaking substitution ciphers or vigenere ciphers (without key).
  • RSACTFTool – A tool for recovering RSA private key with various attack.
  • RSATool – Generate private key with knowledge of p and q.
  • XORTool – A tool to analyze multi-byte xor cipher.


Tools used for various kind of bruteforcing (passwords etc.)

  • Hashcat – Password Cracker
  • Hydra – A parallelized login cracker which supports numerous protocols to attack
  • John The Jumbo – Community enhanced version of John the Ripper.
  • John The Ripper – Password Cracker.
  • Nozzlr – Nozzlr is a bruteforce framework, trully modular and script-friendly.
  • Ophcrack – Windows password cracker based on rainbow tables.
  • Patator – Patator is a multi-purpose brute-forcer, with a modular design.
  • Turbo Intruder – Burp Suite extension for sending large numbers of HTTP requests

Published by Tamil S

Tamil has a great interest in the fields of Cyber Security, OSINT, and CTF projects. Currently, he is deeply involved in researching and publishing various security tools with Kali Linux Tutorials, which is quite fascinating.

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