HawkScan-Reconnaissance and Information Gathering Tool in Kali Linux
Hawkscan is a free and open-source tool which is available on Github. Hawkscan is the most simple and effective tool for reconnaissance. The Hawkscan's interface is similar to Metasploit 1 and Metasploit 2. It provides a command-line interface that we can run on our Kali Linux. We can use this tool to obtain information about our target (domain) website and IP address. This tool has a several modules that function together. We can easily obtain information by using various modules. This information contains DNS server information, organization name, city, address, county, email address related to the respective organization, naming servers, registrars, DNS information, E-mail Address, Website Information, Phone Number Information, Port Scanner, Credit Card Bin, IP Locator, bing, censys.io, bing, github, Instagram, ask, crt, dogpile, dnsdumpster., dogpile, etc.
These were the modules where the tool obtained information about the target by utilizing publicly available data. It will automatically configure itself using the bash command, so we won't have to do much. The interactive console has a variety of useful features, including command completion and contextual help. Hawkscan is a web reconnaissance tool which is written in python. It comes with number of modules, a built-in convenience function, database interaction, command completion, and interactive help. Hawkscan offers a robust environment where open-source web-based reconnaissance can be conducted, and we can obtain all information.
Features of HawkScan
The following are the features of HawkScan:
How to Install Hawkscan Tool in Kali Linux
The following steps are used to install the Hawkscan tool in Kali Linux:
Step 1: In order to install the Hawkscan tool in Kali Linux, first, we have to open our Kali Linux terminal. Move to desktop. Here we need to create a directory called hawkscan. In this directory, we need to install the tool. Use the following command to move to the desktop.
Step 2: Now, we are on the desktop. Here we need to create a hawkscan. Use the following command to create hawkscan.
Step 3: We have created a directory. Now in order to move into that directory, run the following command.
Step 4: We are now in the hawkscan directory. Now we must run the following command to install the tool.
Step 5: After the tool has been downloaded to our system, run the following command to list the directory's content.
Step 6: There is a directory called Hawkscan, as we can see. Use the following command to move to this directory.
Step 7: Now, we are inside the Hawkscan directory. We have to use the following command in order to list out the directory's content.
Step 8: Next, we have to install the requirements. In order to install the requirements, we have to use the following command.
Step 9: We must now grant the tool permission to execute the command. To grant permissions, use the command below.
Step 10: Now, we will use the following command in order to run the tool along with the help menu.
We can see that the tool is running successfully. Now, we will look at some examples of how to use the tool.
Usage of Hawkscan
Use Hawkscan Tool to Scan the Website
The following command is used to scan a website. We will scan vulweb.com website.
These are the details we got from scanning the vulweb.com. We can do the same with our target. The UI of Hawkscan is fairly similar to Metasploit 1 and Metasploit 2.