Hey folks, today we are going to talk about an interesting tool called “HawkScan” which can help us in information gathering and reconnaissance of any website. HawkScan is an open source tool that is available on github. It is automated tool which is designed for gather the information about the website such as : cms version, header details, hideen direcotry, vulnerability etc. First we will install this tool and after that test.

Lets take a look 🙂 !!


First download it from github page using the following command. After installation go to the directory and execute the given command to fulfill the requirements.

You can see the key features of this tool by execute the help command.


Now first we will take a simple example giving the URL and see the result.
Usage 🙂 python3 hawkscan.py -u


It gives us a lot of information about the website as soon as executing the above command. In the image below you can see the header details that contain information from both the web server and the client.


We can see the cms details of the website and if the version is vulnerable then we can take advantage of it.

WAF – Web Application Firewall

We can check the firewall is enable or not on the web application.

SQL Injection Vulnerability

You can see that it has automatically detected the vulnerability to SQL injection on the web site which we can exploit using sql map.

Github Repo

If a repository related to the site is available, it will find out.


We will use the fuzzing technique to find the hidden directory in the web server.

As you can see, on giving a command it will perform all these types of attacks on the web application to detect vulnerabilities and information. Likewise you can use some more features that can help you in reconnaissance.

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Shubham Goyal Certified Ethical Hacker, information security analyst, penetration tester and researcher. Can be Contact on Linkedin.

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