Recon-ng v4.9.5 releases, full-featured Web Reconnaissance framework

Recon-ng is a full-featured Web Reconnaissance framework written in Python. Complete with independent modules, database interaction, built in convenience functions, interactive help, and command completion, Recon-ng provides a powerful environment in which open source web-based reconnaissance can be conducted quickly and thoroughly.

Recon-ng has a look and feel similar to the Metasploit Framework, reducing the learning curve for leveraging the framework. However, it is quite different. Recon-ng is not intended to compete with existing frameworks, as it is designed exclusively for web-based open source reconnaissance. If you want to exploit, use the Metasploit Framework. If you want to social engineer, use the Social-Engineer Toolkit. If you want to conduct reconnaissance, use Recon-ng! See the Usage Guide for more information.

Recon-ng is a completely modular framework and makes it easy for even the newest of Python developers to contribute. Each module is a subclass of the “module” class. The “module” class is a customized “cmd” interpreter equipped with built-in functionality that provides simple interfaces to common tasks such as standardizing output, interacting with the database, making web requests, and managing API keys. Therefore, all the hard work has been done. Building modules is simple and takes little more than a few minutes. See the Development Guide for more information.

Changelog v4.9.5:

  • Incremented for changes requiring migration. (major revision)
  • Incremented for the addition of new features. (minor revision)
  • Incremented for minor code changes and bug fixes. (hotfix)
  • Subordinate items reset to 0 when superior items increment.


Installation – Kali Linux

apt-get update && apt-get install recon-ng

Installation Using Source:

git clone
cd recon-ng
pip install -r REQUIREMENTS


git pull origin master



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