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Binging (BETA) – Footprinting & Discovery Tool (Google Hacking)

It’s been a while since I’ve seen a tool of this type, back in the heydays of Google Hacking (which became the generic term for information gathering via search engines) there were multiple tools such as Gooscan and Goolag. Binging is a simple tool to query Bing search engine. It will use your Bing API […]

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Origami – Parse, Analyze & Forge PDF Documents

origami is a Ruby framework designed to parse, analyze, and forge PDF documents. This is NOT a PDF rendering library. It aims at providing a scripting tool to generate and analyze malicious PDF files. As well, it can be used to create on-the-fly customized PDFs, or to inject (evil) code into already existing documents. Features […]

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dnsmap 0.22 Released – Subdomain Bruteforcing Tool

dnsmap is a subdomain bruteforcer for stealth enumeration, you could say something similar to Reverse Raider or DNSenum. Originally released in 2006, dnsmap is mainly meant to be used by pentesters during the information gathering/enumeration phase of infrastructure security assessments. During the enumeration stage, the security consultant would typically discover the target company’s IP netblocks, […]

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Using Twitter for Data Mining and Information Gathering

We’ve mentioned Twitter a few times lately as it has become a larger and larger part of the social web and the premier ‘micro-blogging’ platform. There was a recent Phishing issue on Twitter and before that Twitter Jacking and a CSRF bug that allowed auto-following. Due to the large update of Twitter, the amount of […]

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Maltego – Forensics and Intelligence Application & Information Gathering Tool

Maltego is an open source intelligence and forensics application. It allows for the mining and gathering of information as well as the representation of this information in a meaningful way. Coupled with its graphing libraries, Maltego, allows you to identify key relationships between information and identify previously unknown relationships between them. It is a must-have […]

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Sam Spade – Network Investigation Tool for Windows

Sam Spade is one of the oldest network security tools around in terms of a neat package containing a lot of stuff you need, it’s one of the first things I used when I got into information security and I was on a crusade against spammers and scammers. It has all kinds of useful tools […]

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Google Hacking Back in The News – Google Takes Action

Google hacking was the big thing back in 2004, I actually did a talk on it in Hack in the Box 2004, it’s resurfaced again as a serious threat with Google noticing more queries relating to things like social security numbers. The Google Hacking Database has been active for years now and there are hundreds […]

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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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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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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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