Sunday, December 22, 2019

Simple Guidance To Automate Information Gathering using Recon Cobra
Automating Information Gathering.

Information gathering is the most important and must be the first step if it comes to hacking a system or a person.

The world runs on information. In today's world information is required more on the online world than the offline world.

Information defines a human or machine character. How their protocols work. That's why hackers focus on gathering information as much as possible. Some of them even buy information for thousands of dollars.

Here we are going to talk about a tool that is called ReconCobra which is an information-gathering tool and has the ability to automate the processes.

This tool is no different from other tools we already talked about used for information gathering except the automation part. Also, it has 80+ sections and each section has a huge list of different tools.

According to the developer Haroon Awan, ReconCobra can be useful in banks, private organizations and Ethical hackers for legal auditing.

This tool is now a part of International hacking training for OSINT. This single line is enough to know how well coded and useful ReconCobra is!

Let's get into how we can configure ReconCobra on Kali Linux.

Configuring ReconCobra on Kali Linux

Fire up your Kali Linux machine and download the tool from Github. Now navigate to the directory where you've downloaded it and expand it. There you will see a shell script named 'Kali_Installer.sh'. That is the script we need to run in order to install the tool. 

A good thing about this tool is, it integrates itself within the system so that we can launch it with a single click. To install it, just follow these commands.

chmod u+x *.sh
./Kali_Installer.sh

These command lines should install the tool properly. It installs and satisfies a lot of requirements and takes time depending on the speed of your internet connection. Stay with patience until it completes its work.

To run it, simply type the command 'ReconCobra' on the terminal and hit enter.
Simple Guidance To Automate Information Gathering using Recon Cobra

Congrats! we did it.

Let's Test some of its Features

We found the "Brute Forcer module " section really interesting. Look at the screenshot to see the options we got.
Simple Guidance To Automate Information Gathering using Recon Cobra
Try the modules yourself, it is not possible for us to review all the sections one by one. We leave it up to you. We recommend you to try all the modules to see if some of them have any error.

To be honest, some of these modules really don't seem to have any connection with information gathering.

Conclusion

Developers always work so hard to bring us new things. This tool is really something different if we talk about automation. It contains a huge list of different useful modules who have a serious part in information gathering.

What's your opinion about ReconCobra? let us know in the comment box. Also, if you face any problem regarding installing the tool, feel free to leave a comment describing the problem and attach a screenshot with it. Screenshot helps us to identify the problem.

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