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theHarvester Online tool for Gathering e-mail accounts, subdomain names, virtual hosts, from Google, Bing, Baidu, trello, Github, Censys and more public places.

theHarvester is a very simple, yet effective tool designed to be used in the early stages of a penetration test.

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TheHarvester online options

theHarvester great features

  • Intelligence gathering
  • Email gathering
  • Names gathering
  • Subdomains and Ips
  • Great list of public domains
  • Signup
Online theHarvester
Active
  • DNS brute force: dictionary brute force enumeration

Modules that require an API key
  • Bingapi

  • Github

  • Hunter

  • Intelx

  • SecurityTrails

  • Shodan

Dependencies
  • Python 3.6+

  • python3 -m pip install -r requirements.txt

  • Hunter

About theHarvester

theHarvester is a very simple, yet effective tool designed to be used in the early stages of a penetration test. Use it for open source intelligence gathering and helping to determine a company's external threat landscape on the internet. The tool gathers emails, names, subdomains, IPs, and URLs using multiple public data sources that include

Public sources used by theHarvester.

  • Google search engine
  • Baidu search engine
  • Microsoft search engine
  • Microsoft search engine, through the API (Requires API key)
  • Censys.io search engine
  • Comodo Certificate search
  • DNSdumpster search engine
  • Dogpile search engine
  • DuckDuckGo search engine
  • Exalead a Meta search engine
  • GitHub code search engine
  • Hunter search engine
  • Intelx search engine
  • Linkedin Using Google search engine
  • Netcraft Internet Security and Data Mining
  • AlienVault Open Threat Exchange
  • Security Trails search engine
  • Shodan search engine
  • Spyse Web research tools for professional
  • Suip Web research tools
  • Threatcrowd Open source threat intelligence
  • Trello Search trello boards
  • Twitter accounts related to a specific domain
  • Yahoo search engine

How theHarvester works

Theharvester works by searching for information from every public sources for information regarding a particular host. This is done by scrapping for information from this sources list above.

The Kind of informaiton that this tool can get scrape include;

 

Install theHarvester using pip3

You can visit theharvester

or

pip3 install theHarvester

 

theHarvester Modules that require an API key

  • bing
  • github
  • hunter
  • intelx
  • securityTrails
  • shodan
  • spyse

All this api's can be configured inside  api-keys.yaml

How to setup theHarvester on ubuntu or debian with virtualenv.

sudo apt-get install python3-pip
sudo pip3 install virtualenv 

#
# Create virtualenv

virtualenv venv 

# Or create a python version specific virtualenv

virtualenv -p python3 myenv
#
# Now clone the git repo
git clone https://github.com/laramies/theHarvester.git
#
pip3 install -r requirements.txt
#
# Wait until the installation is done.

 

How to use theHarvester

Using theharvester is very easy after the installation to test out if your installation was successfuly try to invoke the following commands

$
$ ./theharvester.py # If you cloned from github
$ # or
$ theharvester # if you installed using pip3 install theHarvester
$
$ 
*******************************************************************
*  _   _                                            _             *
* | |_| |__   ___    /\  /\__ _ _ ____   _____  ___| |_ ___ _ __  *
* | __|  _ \ / _ \  / /_/ / _` | '__\ \ / / _ \/ __| __/ _ \ '__| *
* | |_| | | |  __/ / __  / (_| | |   \ V /  __/\__ \ ||  __/ |    *
*  \__|_| |_|\___| \/ /_/ \__,_|_|    \_/ \___||___/\__\___|_|    *
*                                                                 *
* theHarvester 3.1.1dev3                                          *
* Coded by Christian Martorella                                   *
* Edge-Security Research                                          *
* [email protected]                                   *
*                                                                 *
******************************************************************* 


usage: theHarvester.py [-h] -d DOMAIN [-l LIMIT] [-S START] [-g] [-p] [-s]
                       [-v] [-e DNS_SERVER] [-t DNS_TLD] [-n] [-c]
                       [-f FILENAME] [-b SOURCE]
theHarvester.py: error: the following arguments are required: -d/--domain

 

Those are the options available for use with the tharvester. Now let's try to investigate google using theharvester

 

$
$ ./theHarvester.py -d google.com -b google
$
*******************************************************************
*  _   _                                            _             *
* | |_| |__   ___    /\  /\__ _ _ ____   _____  ___| |_ ___ _ __  *
* | __|  _ \ / _ \  / /_/ / _` | '__\ \ / / _ \/ __| __/ _ \ '__| *
* | |_| | | |  __/ / __  / (_| | |   \ V /  __/\__ \ ||  __/ |    *
*  \__|_| |_|\___| \/ /_/ \__,_|_|    \_/ \___||___/\__\___|_|    *
*                                                                 *
* theHarvester 3.1.1dev3                                          *
* Coded by Christian Martorella                                   *
* Edge-Security Research                                          *
* [email protected]                                   *
*                                                                 *
******************************************************************* 


[*] Target: google.com 
 
[*] Searching Google. 
	Searching 0 results.
	Searching 100 results.
	Searching 200 results.
	Searching 300 results.
	Searching 400 results.
	Searching 500 results.

[*] No IPs found.

[*] No emails found.

[*] Hosts found: 23
---------------------
aboutme.google.com:216.58.223.110
accounts.google.com:216.58.223.109
adservice.google.com:216.58.223.98
.......

 

As you can see how easy it is to use theharvester you can explore fore more options.