Tag Archive | "information gathering"


17 October 2008 | 14,295 views

Web-Harvest – Web Data Extraction Tool

Web-Harvest is Open Source Web Data Extraction tool written in Java. It offers a way to collect desired Web pages and extract useful data from them. In order to do that, it leverages well established techniques and technologies for text/xml manipulation such as XSLT, XQuery and Regular Expressions. Web-Harvest mainly focuses on HTML/XML based web [...]

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16 May 2008 | 12,036 views

Xprobe2 – Active OS Fingerprinting Tool

Sometimes I wonder to myself have I mentioned a certain tool on the site, usually one of my favourites…often I search the site to find I have never posted about it. It just goes to show how we often overlook some of the more ‘obvious’ choices, and to many people they may not be that [...]

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14 May 2008 | 7,267 views

browserrecon – Passive Browser Fingerprinting

Most of todays tools for fingerprinting are focusing on server-side services. Well-known and widely-accepted implementations of such utilities are available for http web services, smtp mail server, ftp servers and even telnet daemons. Of course, many attack scenarios are focusing on server-side attacks. Client-based attacks, especially targeting web clients, are becoming more and more popular. [...]

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12 May 2008 | 12,944 views

Metagoofil v1.4 Released – Metadata and Information Gathering Tool

Metagoofil is an information gathering tool designed for extracting metadata of public documents (pdf,doc,xls,ppt,odp,ods) available on the target/victim website. It will generate a html page with the results of the metadata extracted, plus a list of potential usernames very useful for preparing a bruteforce attack on open services like ftp, pop3,web applications, vpn and so [...]

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25 April 2008 | 5,925 views

Chocolate Owns Your Passwords

The same old story, if you ask people for something they will most likely give it without thinking of the consequences.. Even more so if you are a pretty girl, and in this case you offer someone chocolate. Hey who doesn’t love chocolate? I have to say I don’t love it enough to give out [...]

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22 April 2008 | 21,724 views

WifiZoo v1.3 Released – Passive Info Gathering for Wifi

WifiZoo is a tool to gather wifi information passively. It is created to be helpful in wifi pentesting and was inspired by ‘Ferret‘ from Errata Security. The tool is intended to get all possible info from open wifi networks (and possibly encrypted also in the future, at least with WEP) without joining any network, and [...]

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26 March 2008 | 15,213 views

httprecon – Advanced Web Server Fingerprinting

httprecon is a tool for advanced web server fingerprinting, similar to httprint that we mentioned previously. The httprecon project is doing some research in the field of web server fingerprinting, also known as http fingerprinting. The goal is the highly accurate identification of given httpd implementations. This is very important within professional vulnerability analysis. Besides [...]

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13 March 2008 | 38,426 views

Goolag – GUI Tool for Google Hacking

cDc (Cult of the Dead Cow) recently released a GUI driven tool for Google Hacking called Goolag. Google Dorks have been around for several years and have been researched most assiduously by Johnny I Hack Stuff. If one searches the Web, one will find multiple collections of dorks, and also some applications – standalone and [...]

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07 March 2008 | 7,530 views

Ferret Version 1.1 – Data Seepage Detection Tool

Ferret works on the concept of “data seepage”: bits of benign data that people willingly broadcast to the world (as opposed to “leakage”, which is data people want to hide from the world). Examples of data seepage are what happens when you power-on your computer. It will broadcast to the world the list of WiFi [...]

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08 January 2008 | 6,147 views

The Revisionist – Metadata Retrieval Tool

The Revisionist is a tool for extracting and indexing hidden metadata (such as deleted or modified text) from large collections of MS Word files. It can operate whole Web sites or SMB or NFS directories. It is handy for pen-testing, or it can be used just to spot embarrassing secrets. It’s useful in that it [...]

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