Tag: 5 Popular Open Source Tools for Reconnaissance


5 Popular Open Source Tools for Reconnaissance

Overview In penetration testing, reconnaissance (information gathering) is the first step to analyse the target and explore its attack surface. It is a crucial step to determine the ways that the target could be exploited. In this article, we will explore the 5 essential and popular open-source tools for reconnaissance for penetration testing. We will be covering the following tools: Wappalyzer - Website Technology Identifier DNSrecon - DNS-related information gathering Sublit3r - Subdomain finder theHarvester - Email Finder (for social engineering) Ffuf - URL Fuzzer/Finder Wappalyzer Wappalyzer is software that identifies technologies in a web application such as CMS, web frameworks, eCommerce platforms, JavaScript libraries, analytics tools and more....