Recon-ng Information Gathering Tool in Kali Linux
In Kali Linux, Recon-ng is a free and open-source tool available on GitHub. Recon-ng is built on Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT), the most simple and effective reconnaissance tool. Recon-ng UI is fairly similar to that of Metasploit 1 and Metasploit 2. On kali Linux, we can use Recon-ng to execute a command-line interface. We can use this tool to obtain our target (domain) information. The interactive console has a variety of useful features, including command completion and contextual help. This tool is written in Python. It contains numerous modules such as database interaction, interactive help, command completion, Recon-ng that offer a powerful environment where open-source web-based reconnaissance can be performed, and we can collect any information.
Features of Recon-ng
The following are the features of the Recon-ng:
Uses of Recon-ng
The following are the used of Recon-ng:
How to Install Recon-ng
The following are the steps that we used to install Recon-ng:
Step 1: First, we have to open our Kali Linux terminal.
Step 2: Next, we have to run the following command.
Congratulations, recon-ng has been successfully installed on our Kali Linux. Now, all we have to do is run recon-ng.
Step 3: Now, we have to type the following command to run Recon-ng.
Recon-ng is now successfully downloaded and running.
Step 4: Type the following command into our Kali Linux terminal and press enter to start recon-ng.
Step 5: In order to be Reconnaissance, we must first create a workspace for it. Workspaces are separate spaces where we may conduct reconnaissance on various targets. Simply type the following command to learn about workspaces.
Step 6: We have created workspaces for ourselves. Now go to the marketplace and install modules to begin our Reconnaissance. We have named our workspace javatpoint. Now we will Reconnaissance the workspace of javatpoint. We will go to the marketplace and install the modules which we want.
Step 7: As we can see, there is a list of modules, and many of them are not installed therefore type the following command to install those modules.
Step 8: We can see that the module recon/companies-domains/viewdns_reverse_whois has been installed. Now we will load this module into our javatpoint workspace.
Step 9: As we can see, we are now in the viewdns_reverse_whois module. To utilize this module, we must first set the source.
We have set google.com as a source by command options set SOURCE google.com. Recon-ng is Open-Source Intelligence, the simplest and most useful reconnaissance tool. Recon-ng UI is fairly similar to that of Metasploit 1 and Metasploit 2. On Kali Linux, Recon-ng provides a command-line interface that we can run on Kali Linux. This tool can be used to collect data on our target (domain). The interactive console comes with a variety of useful features, including command completion and contextual help. It is a Web Reconnaissance tool which is written in Python. Recon-ng offers various modules such as database interaction, interactive help, built-in convenience, command completion. Recon-ng offers a strong environment where we may conduct open-source web-based reconnaissance and collect all information.