Information Gathering

Recon Dog : An Information Gathering Tool

As we know, the first phase of hacking is information gathering and its really very tiring to combine small pieces of puzzle to get the big picture. I was also tired of using different scripts and websites for different purposes so I decided to write my own program for my *coughs* for everyone’s needs.

So ladies, gentlemen and gays… I present you Recon Dog.

python script for infomation gathering

Well Recon Dog is python script which can do a lot of basic tasks related to information gathering. The good thing about Recon Dog is that it doesn’t make direct contact with the target, it relies on some web services instead. So those web services gather all the info and Recon Dog fetches it for you and hence it hides your IP address like a proxy. Now lets skip the boring part and discuss its features and how to run it.


Whois Lookup
DNS Lookup + Cloudflare Detector
Zone Transfer
Port Scan
HTTP Header Grabber
Honeypot Detector
Robots.txt Scanner
Link Grabber
IP Location Finder

Downloading and running Recon Dog

If you are a windows user, click here to download the program.

If you are a Linux user enter the following command in the terminal

git clone

After downloading the program, enter the following command to navigate to the Recon Dog directory and listing the contents

cd ReconDog && ls

Now run the script with following command.


You will be greeted by Recon Dog

recon dog by team ultimate

Now feel free to do whatever you want to.

Here are the sample outputs of some of the tools

DNS Lookup + Cloudflare Detector

Enter your choice: 2 
Enter Domain: 72825 IN NS 72825 IN NS

Cloudflare Detected!

Honeypot Detector

Enter your choice: 6
 Enter IP Address:
 Honeypot Probabilty: 30%

IP Location Finder

Enter your choice: 9
Enter IP Address:
"ip": "",
"city": "Los Angeles",
"region": "California",
"country": "US",
"loc": "34.0355,-118.4298",
"postal": "90064"

If you liked the tool please star it on Github and show your support so we can developing more stuff for the open source community.
If you want to check our other works click here
So as I say always, Keep Learning! Keep Hacking!

Also Read: Solution of Google’s XSS Challenge [Explained]

About the author


A n00b hacker and a proud member of Team Ultimate. I am infamous but known as D3V in my circle.


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