Backtrack theHarvester

This tool is used to gather e-mail accounts, usernames, hostnames, subdomains from public sources such as google, bing and Linkedin. In penetration testing, this is part of performing enumeration or footprinting a network

Supported sources are:

  • Google – emails, subdomain and hostnames
  • Google profiles – locate employee names connected with the domain
  • Bing search – emails, subdomain, hostnames and virtual hosts
  • Linkedin – locate employee names connected with the domain
  • Exalead – emails, subdomain and hostnames

 Command Use:

  1. cd /pentest/enumeration/theharvestor
  2. ./ –d <target site> -l <max number of  returned results> –b <source of gathering, ex: google>

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