How to Scan Websites for Interesting Directories & Files with Gobuster

One of the first steps in attacking a web application is enumerating hidden directories and files. Doing so can often yield valuable information that makes it easier to execute a precise attack, leaving less room for errors and wasted time. There are many tools available to do this, but not all of them are created equally. Gobuster, a directory scanner written in Go, is definitely worth exploring. Traditional directory brute-force scanners like DirBuster and DIRB work just fine, but can often be slow and prone to errors. Gobuster is a Go implementation of these tools and is offered in a... more