Nikto - The Web App Scanning Tool - It's Origin
One of my esteemed colleagues was familiar with the popular open source web application scanning tools, Nikto, but was unaware of the origin of the name.
As I mentioned, Nikto is a popular web application scanning tool. It's built into Kali Linux, and there's a version for Windows called Wikto.
The name is derived from a line in a classic 1951 Sci-fi film called "The Day The Earth Stood Still".
The phrase "Klaatu Barada Nikto" was spoken to keep a robot named Gort from destroying the earth.
It was a kind of a verbal Dead Man's Switch.
There's also a remake of the film from 2008 with Keeanu Reeves. While I like the remake, I don't believe the iconic phrase was ever spoken in the new version.
Both are worth checking out. Both movies, that is. The tool too, of course.