SpiderFoot v2.6.1 - Open Source Intelligence Automation

SpiderFoot is an open source intelligence automation tool. Its goal is to automate the process of gathering intelligence about a given target.


There are three main areas where SpiderFoot can be useful:
  1. If you are a pen-tester, SpiderFoot will automate the reconnaisance stage of the test, giving you a rich set of data to help you pin-point areas of focus for the test.
  2. Understand what your network/organisation is openly exposing to the outside world. Such information in the wrong hands could be a significant risk.
  3. SpiderFoot can also be used to gather threat intelligence about suspected malicious IPs you might be seeing in your logs or have obtained via threat intelligence data feeds.

  • Utilises a shedload of data sources; over 40 so far and counting, including SHODAN, RIPE, Whois, PasteBin, Google, SANS and more.
  • Designed for maximum data extraction; every piece of data is passed on to modules that may be interested, so that they can extract valuable information. No piece of discovered data is saved from analysis.
  • Runs on Linux and Windows. And fully open-source so you can fork it on GitHub and do whatever you want with it.
  • Visualisations. Built-in JavaScript-based visualisations or export to GEXF/CSV for use in other tools, like Gephi for instance.
  • Web-based UI. No cumbersome CLI or Java to mess with. Easy to use, easy to navigate. Take a look through the gallery for screenshots.
  • Highly configurable. Almost every module is configurable so you can define the level of intrusiveness and functionality.
  • Modular. Each major piece of functionality is a module, written in Python. Feel free to write your own and submit them to be incorporated!
  • SQLite back-end. All scan results are stored in a local SQLite database, so you can play with your data to your heart’s content.
  • Simultaneous scans. Each footprint scan runs as its own thread, so you can perform footprinting of many different targets simultaneously.
  • So much more.. check out the documentation for more information.

Data Sources
This is an ever-growing list of data sources SpiderFoot uses to gather intelligence about your target. A few require API keys but they are freely available.
Source Location Notes
abuse.ch http://www.abuse.ch Various malware trackers.
AdBlock https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/easylist.txt AdBlock pattern matches
AlienVault https://reputation.alienvault.com AlienVault’s IP reputation database.
Autoshun.org http://www.autoshun.org Blacklists.
AVG Site Safety Report http://www.avgthreatlabas.com Site safety checker.
Bing http://www.bing.com Scraping but future version to also use API.
Blocklist.de http://lists.blocklist.de Blacklists.
Checkusernames.com http://www.checkusernames.com Look up username availability on popular sites.
DNS Your configured DNS server. Defaults to your local DNS but can be configured to whatever IP address you supply SpiderFoot.
DomainTools http://www.domaintools.com
DroneBL http://www.dronebl.org
DuckDuckGo http://www.duckduckgo.com
Facebook http://www.facebook.com Scraping but future version to also use API.
FreeGeoIP http://freegeoip.net
Github http://www.github.com
Google http://www.google.com Scraping but future version to also use API.
Google+ http://plus.google.com Scraping but future version to also use API.
Google Safe Browsing http://www.google.com/safebrowsing Site safety checker.
IPCat https://raw.githubusercontent.com/client9/ipcat/master/datacenters.csv IP Categorisation.
LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com Scraping but future version to also use API.
malc0de.com http://malc0de.com Blacklists.
malwaredomainlist.com http://www.malwaredomainlist.com Blacklists.
malwaredomains.com http://www.malwaredomains.com Blacklists.
McAfee SiteAdvisor http://www.siteadvisor.com Site safety checker.
NameDroppers http://www.namedroppers.org
Notepad.cc http://www.notepad.cc
Nothink.org http://www.nothink.org Blacklists.
Onion.City http://onion.city Search engine for the dark web.
OpenBL http://www.openbl.org Blacklists.
PasteBin http://www.pastebin.com Achieved through Google scraping.
Pastie http://www.pastie.org
PGP Servers http://pgp.mit.edu/pks/ PGP public keys.
PhishTank http://www.phishtank.org Identified phishing sites.
Project Honeypot http://www.projecthoneypot.org Blacklists. API key needed.
PunkSPIDER http://www.punkspider.org
RIPE/ARIN http://stat.ripe.net/
Robtex http://www.robtex.com
SANS ISC http://isc.sans.edu Internet Storm Center IP reputation database.
SHODAN http://www.shodanhq.com API key needed.
SORBS http://www.sorbs.net Blacklists.
SpamHaus http://www.spamhaus.org Blacklists.
ThreatExpert http://www.threatexpert.com Blacklists.
TOR Node List http://torstatus.blutmagie.de
TotalHash.com http://www.totalhash.com Domains/IPs used by malware.
UCEPROTECT http://www.uceprotect.net Blacklists.
VirusTotal http://www.virustotal.com Domains/IPs used by malware. API key needed.
WayBack Machine http://www.archive.org
Whois Various Whois servers for different TLDs.
XSSposed http://www.xssposed.org
Yahoo http://www.yahoo.com Scraping but future version to also use API.
Zone-H http://www.zone-h.org Easy to get black-listed. Log onto the site in a browser from the IP you’re scanning from first and enter the CAPTCHA, then it should be fine.

SpiderFoot v2.6.1 - Open Source Intelligence Automation SpiderFoot v2.6.1 - Open Source Intelligence Automation Reviewed by Zion3R on 6:35 PM Rating: 5