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Friday, 17 August 2012

theHarvester 2.2 by Edge Security - Information Grabber

'theHarvester' is a robust tool created by Edge Security which allows the gathering of various data such as emails, subdomains, hosts, employee names, open ports and banners from different public sources like search engines, PGP key servers and SHODAN computer database. 

In the blackhat world, people may find the theHarvester as a useful tool to "dox" individuals through a simple python command line interface.

The tool can be downloaded from their official repository located at: https://code.google.com/p/theharvester/

Be sure to check out theHarvester's creator, Edge Security: http://www.edge-security.com


Usage: theharvester options
       -d: Domain to search or company name
       -b: Data source (google,bing,bingapi,pgp,linkedin,google-profiles,people123,jigsaw,all)
       -s: Start in result number X (default 0)
       -v: Verify host name via dns resolution and search for virtual hosts
       -f: Save the results into an HTML and XML file
       -n: Perform a DNS reverse query on all ranges discovered
       -c: Perform a DNS brute force for the domain name
       -t: Perform a DNS TLD expansion discovery
       -e: Use this DNS server
       -l: Limit the number of results to work with(bing goes from 50 to 50 results,
       -h: use SHODAN database to query discovered hosts
            google 100 to 100, and pgp doesn't use this option)
Examples:./theharvester.py -d microsoft.com -l 500 -b google
         ./theharvester.py -d microsoft.com -b pgp
         ./theharvester.py -d microsoft -l 200 -b linkedin

1 comments:

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