[TheHarvester v2.2] The Information Gathering Suite

Tuesday, December 31, 2013


The objective of this program is to gather emails, subdomains, hosts, employee names, open ports and banners from different public sources like search engines, PGP key servers and SHODAN computer database.

This tool is intended to help Penetration testers in the early stages of the penetration test in order to understand the customer footprint on the Internet. It is also useful for anyone that wants to know what an attacker can see about their organization.

This is a complete rewrite of the tool with new features like:
  • Time delays between request
  • All sources search
  • Virtual host verifier
  • Active enumeration (DNS enumeration, Reverse lookups, TLD expansion)
  • Integration with SHODAN computer database, to get the open ports and banners
  • Save to XML and HTML
  • Basic graph with stats
  • New sources
Passive discovery:
Google: google search engine - www.google.com
Google-profiles: google search engine, specific search for Google profiles
Bing: microsoft search engine - www.bing.com
Bingapi: microsoft search engine, through the API (you need to add your Key in the discovery/bingsearch.py file)
Pgp: pgp key server - pgp.rediris.es
Linkedin: google search engine, specific search for Linkedin users
Shodan: Shodan Computer search engine, will search for ports and banner of the discovered hosts 
Vhost: Bing virtual hosts search

Active discovery:
DNS brute force: this plugin will run a dictionary brute force enumeration
DNS reverse lookup: reverse lookup of ip´s discovered in order to find hostnames
DNS TDL expansion: TLD dictionary brute force enumeration
Please read the README file for more information. 



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