SET v6.5 - The Social-Engineer Toolkit “Mr Robot”

Saturday, July 25, 2015


The Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET) was created and written by the founder of TrustedSec. It is an open-source Python-driven tool aimed at penetration testing around Social-Engineering. SET has been presented at large-scale conferences including Blackhat, DerbyCon, Defcon, and ShmooCon. With over two million downloads, SET is the standard for social-engineering penetration tests and supported heavily within the security community.

The Social-Engineer Toolkit has over 2 million downloads and is aimed at leveraging advanced technological attacks in a social-engineering type environment. TrustedSec believes that social-engineering is one of the hardest attacks to protect against and now one of the most prevalent. The toolkit has been featured in a number of books including the number one best seller in security books for 12 months since its release, “Metasploit: The Penetrations Tester’s Guide” written by TrustedSec’s founder as well as Devon Kearns, Jim O’Gorman, and Mati Aharoni.

The next major revision of The Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET) v6.5 codename “Mr Robot” has just been released. The codename is in celebration of the TV show Mr Robot featuring SET last night! Kudos to them for having some amazing tech writers and appreciate the shoutout on the show.


 This version incorporates a new HTA web attack vector (thanks Justin Elze aka ginger) for sharing the attack vector with me. This attack allows you to clone a website and inject an HTA file which compromises the system.

Additionally, SET added a lot of the new exploits including the hacking team adobe zero-day, and others from Metasploit.

Full changelog below:
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version 6.5
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* added brand new attack vector HTA attack and incorporated powershell injection into it
* fixed a prompt that would cause double IP questions in certain attack vectors
* slimmed down powershell injection http/https attack vectors in order to use in payload delivery
* added exploit to browser attack Adobe Flash Player ByteArray Use After Free (2015-07-06)
* added exploit to browser attack Adobe Flash Player Nellymoser Audio Decoding Buffer Overflow (2015-06-23)
* added exploit to browser attack Adobe Flash Player Drawing Fill Shader Memory Corruption (2015-05-12)

Supported platforms
  • Linux
  • Windows (experimental)



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