Recon-NG notes

At this time this is incomplete, This is my “working” notes page When they are are useful I’ll remove this line. All commands and expected results are “to the best of my understanding”, I am not an expert, and will be improving my understanding over time.

Site – https://bitbucket.org/LaNMaSteR53/recon-ng

Usage Guide – https://bitbucket.org/LaNMaSteR53/recon-ng/wiki/Usage%20Guide

Another guide which I found useful – https://www.codemetrix.net/practical-osint-recon-ng/

Recon-NG is a tool for finding information on the web about a target company or entity. This tool, when properly configured, can do a better job than you in less time at reconnaissance. The usage guides above are likely better resources, this is a place for my personal notes.

Basic commands

Workspaces
I think before doing anything else, you should understand workspaces. They are essentially containers for your projects.  These commands must be executed from the root level of recon-ng.

workspaces list
workspaces add (some name)
workspaces select (some name)
workspaces delete (some name) – if you delete “default” workspace, it automatically creates a new, empty default workspace.

Modules
Show modules – on its own shows all available modules, you can dive into them individually if you prefer by appending the group you’d like to see.
show modules discovery
show modules exploitation, or import, or recon.

Commands

API’s and Not API’s
If you really want to take advantage of recon-ng, you will most likely want to go beyond the basic non API functionalities.  See below for pricing and signup pages.

Full list… (copied and pasted from application) 
(bold means it requires an API, will link below)
(Italics means it does not require and API key)
(No formatting means I haven’t checked yet).

Discovery
 ---------
 discovery/info_disclosure/cache_snoop
 discovery/info_disclosure/interesting_files

Exploitation
 ------------
 exploitation/injection/command_injector
 exploitation/injection/xpath_bruter

Import
 ------
 import/csv_file
 import/list

Recon
 -----
 recon/companies-contacts/bing_linkedin_cache
 recon/companies-contacts/jigsaw/point_usage
 recon/companies-contacts/jigsaw/purchase_contact
 recon/companies-contacts/jigsaw/search_contacts
 recon/companies-contacts/linkedin_auth
 recon/companies-multi/github_miner
 recon/companies-multi/whois_miner
 recon/contacts-contacts/mailtester
 recon/contacts-contacts/mangle
 recon/contacts-contacts/unmangle
 recon/contacts-credentials/hibp_breach
 recon/contacts-credentials/hibp_paste
 recon/contacts-domains/migrate_contacts
 recon/contacts-profiles/fullcontact
 recon/credentials-credentials/adobe
 recon/credentials-credentials/bozocrack
 recon/credentials-credentials/hashes_org
 recon/domains-contacts/metacrawler
 recon/domains-contacts/pgp_search
 recon/domains-contacts/whois_pocs
 recon/domains-credentials/pwnedlist/account_creds
 recon/domains-credentials/pwnedlist/api_usage
 recon/domains-credentials/pwnedlist/domain_creds
 recon/domains-credentials/pwnedlist/domain_ispwned
 recon/domains-credentials/pwnedlist/leak_lookup
 recon/domains-credentials/pwnedlist/leaks_dump
 recon/domains-domains/brute_suffix
 recon/domains-hosts/bing_domain_api
 recon/domains-hosts/bing_domain_web
 recon/domains-hosts/brute_hosts
 recon/domains-hosts/builtwith
 recon/domains-hosts/certificate_transparency
 recon/domains-hosts/google_site_api
 recon/domains-hosts/google_site_web
 recon/domains-hosts/hackertarget
 recon/domains-hosts/mx_spf_ip
 recon/domains-hosts/netcraft
 recon/domains-hosts/shodan_hostname
 recon/domains-hosts/ssl_san
 recon/domains-hosts/threatcrowd
 recon/domains-vulnerabilities/ghdb
 recon/domains-vulnerabilities/punkspider
 recon/domains-vulnerabilities/xssed
 recon/domains-vulnerabilities/xssposed
 recon/hosts-domains/migrate_hosts
 recon/hosts-hosts/bing_ip
 recon/hosts-hosts/freegeoip
 recon/hosts-hosts/ipinfodb
 recon/hosts-hosts/resolve
 recon/hosts-hosts/reverse_resolve
 recon/hosts-hosts/ssltools
 recon/hosts-locations/migrate_hosts
 recon/hosts-ports/shodan_ip
 recon/locations-locations/geocode
 recon/locations-locations/reverse_geocode
 recon/locations-pushpins/flickr
 recon/locations-pushpins/instagram
 recon/locations-pushpins/picasa
 recon/locations-pushpins/shodan
 recon/locations-pushpins/twitter
 recon/locations-pushpins/youtube
 recon/netblocks-companies/whois_orgs
 recon/netblocks-hosts/reverse_resolve
 recon/netblocks-hosts/shodan_net
 recon/netblocks-ports/census_2012
 recon/netblocks-ports/censysio
 recon/ports-hosts/migrate_ports
 recon/profiles-contacts/dev_diver
 recon/profiles-contacts/github_users
 recon/profiles-profiles/namechk
 recon/profiles-profiles/profiler
 recon/profiles-profiles/twitter_mentioned
 recon/profiles-profiles/twitter_mentions
 recon/profiles-repositories/github_repos
 recon/repositories-profiles/github_commits
 recon/repositories-vulnerabilities/gists_search
 recon/repositories-vulnerabilities/github_dorks

Reporting
 ---------
 reporting/csv
 reporting/html
 reporting/json
 reporting/list
 reporting/proxifier
 reporting/pushpin
 reporting/xlsx
 reporting/xml

Getting access to API’s (in the order listed above)

 

 

 | bing_api Free trial (90 d)Pricing
 | builtwith_api Free (1 req/second)Pricing
 | censysio_id Rate Limited free
 | censysio_secret Is this different than above?
 | flickr_api Free for personal, See details on page for commercial
 | fullcontact_api Appears free
 | github_api Appears free
 | google_api Appears free
 | google_cse Appears Free
 | hashes_api Please donate
 | instagram_api free for personal business?
 | instagram_secret Different from above?
 | ipinfodb_api free
 | jigsaw_api Free or starts at $250/yr, not sure.
 | jigsaw_password 
 | jigsaw_username 
 | linkedin_api Appears free
 | linkedin_secret 
 | pwnedlist_api Site is down at the time of writing
 | pwnedlist_ivSite is down at the time of writing
 | pwnedlist_secret Site is down at the time of writing
 | shodan_api Free, may have limitations Pricing
 | twitter_api free
 | twitter_secret Different from above?

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