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the harvester kali linux
theHarvester kali linux tutorial
osint information gathering tool
install and run harvester in kali linux


The Harvester is a tool that was developed in python. Using this you can gather information like emails, subdomains, hosts, employee names, open ports and banners from different public sources like search engines, PGP key servers, and SHODAN computer database.
This tool is useful for anyone like you who needs to know what an attacker can see about the organization.

This is a by default tool in kali linux. So you just need to update the harvester tool.
to clone it directly from git using the following commands

git clone
cd theHarvester
sudo python ./

use the following command to upgrade the harvester

sudo apt-get upgrade theharvester

How to use this harvester tool ?
theharvester -d [domain name] -b [search engine name / all ][options] [parameters]
-d: Domain to search or company name.
-b: Data source: baidu, bing, bingapi, dogpile, google, googleCSE, googleplus, google-profiles, linkedin, pgp, twitter, vhost, yahoo, all.
-s: Start in result number X (default: 0).
-v: Verify hostname via DNS resolution and also search for virtual hosts.
-f: Save the results into an HTML and XML file (both).
-n: Perform DNS reverse query on all ranges discovered.
-c: Perform DNS brute force for the domain name.
-t: Perform DNS TLD expansion discovery.
-e: Use this DNS server.
-l: Limit the number of results to work with (bing goes from 20 to 20 results, google 100 to 100, and pgp doesn’t use this option).
-h: Use SHODAN database to query discovered hosts.

disclaimer : this tutorial is meant for educational and ethical purposes only.
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