Metagoofil for OSINT: Gathering Information with Kali Linux

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Overview of Metagofil Kali Linux

As per the official website, Metagoofil is an information-gathering tool designed for extracting metadata of public documents (pdf,doc,xls,ppt,docx,pptx,xlsx) belonging to a target company.

Metagoofil will perform a search in Google to identify and download the documents to local disk and then will extract the metadata with different libraries like Hachoir, PdfMiner?, and others. With the results, it will generate a report with usernames, software versions, and servers or machine names that will help Penetration testers in the information-gathering phase.

Installation of Metagoofil Kali Linux

Metagoofil comes with the previous version of Kali Linux by default but Kali Linux dont have Metagoofil.

If you are using the latest version of Kali Linux then metagoofil may be absent So you will have to install it to search sensitive data of any organization.

#apt-get update

#apt-get install metagoofil

Usages of Metagoofil

Usage: metagoofil options

-d: domain to search

-t: filetype to download (pdf,doc,xls,ppt,odp,ods,docx,xlsx,pptx)

-l: limit of results to search (default 200)

-h: work with documents in the directory (use “yes” for local analysis)

-n: limit of files to download

-o: working directory (location to save downloaded files)

-f: output file

Metagoofil usage demo

Example : metagoofil -d -t doc,pdf -l 200 -n 50 -o /root/Desktop/metagoofil/ -f results.html

Module 3: Information gathering

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