Sam Chapman .Dev | Personal Development Blog


Recon-ng is a useful tool for reconnaissance. It can give you useful information about an organisation and the people working for them.

To launch Recon-ng simply type recon-ng in the command line on the computer it is installed on.

You'll need to add a new workspace to store the data you collect, use the following command:

workspaces create reconnaissance

To install new modules:

marketplace install <myModule>

To load that module:

modules load recon/domains-contacts/whois_pocs

You'll now have to select your target domain:

options set SOURCE <myDomain>

You can use the info command to find out what the command will do. To run the module simply type run. Once the module runs you will see the appropriate output for the module.

In order to exit a module simply type back.