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thebond termux tool for information gathering

Gathering information is the first step when a hacker tries to get information about the target. Hackers use different sources and tools to get more information, and 007THEBOND is among them. This information will be useful for you.

What is information gathering?

Information gathering is the collection of various data about a targeted victim or system. This is the first stage or initial stage of ethical hacking, where penetration testers or hackers (both black hat and white hat) try to gather victim information. It is a necessary and crucial step.

The more information collected on a subject, the higher the probability of obtaining relevant results. Data collection is not just a phase of security testing; this is an art that every penetration tester (pen tester) and hacker should master to get a better penetration testing experience.

There are various tools, techniques, and websites, including public sources such as Whois, nslookup, that help hackers gather information.

This step is necessary because you may need information when attacking a target (such as their pet’s name, best friend’s name, age, or phone number to perform a password-guessing attack or other types of attacks).

Some information-gathering tools to use

  • Nmap

allows security professionals to discover real-time hosts on the network and perform port scanning.

This tool is useful for many reasons, such as identifying open ports that are vulnerable to hacker attacks, or finding the operating system used for security holes to be exploited.

  • Metasploit

Metasploit Framework is a powerful tool for cybersecurity professionals in data collection tasks.

What makes it unique is that it is very easy to use. Both ethical hackers and cybercriminals can use it to identify vulnerabilities in networks and servers.

  • Maltego

It is a tool that enables graph-based data mining, network analysis, and visualization. It can be used to collect data, such as creating IP ranges, mapping domain names, or searching for devices connected to a network.

  • Wireshark

Wireshark is one of the most well-known and widely used packet sniffing tools today. It is used by cybersecurity professionals, network administrators, and hackers to gather information about networks.

Network packets contain a lot of information, and Wireshark collects this information for later analysis. Learning how to use Wireshark is essential if you want to collect data on the web.

  • Netcat

Netcat is a tool to establish simple connections between hosts. It can also be used with TCP and UDP protocols, for example for port scanning or creating backdoor channels.

If the appropriate ports are configured, it can read and write data. If you want to be a penetration tester or work in cybersecurity, learning how to use Netcat is very useful.

For Android users, especially those who use Termux we are going to discuss a tool that will help us gather victim information like other tools.

TheBond termux hacking tool

thebond termux tool for information gathering

TheBond is a Termux script that assists users in locating information about their victims, friends, and families.

This tool is powerful and helpful for those who want to start a penetration testing career. The development of this tool was contributed by Deadshot0x7 DeadShot0x7 and kana800 kana800.

Features of TheBond tool

  1. Instagram OSNIT: This feature is not available for now
  2. Phone number OSNIT
  3. Search for the username of the victim on social media
  4. Search: It helps also to search some information on the web about the victim
  5. IplookUp

Who can install this tool?

TheBond tool was tested on some Linux distributions and also on Termux. That means if you are running any Linux distribution listed here or if you have termux you can be able to install it.

  1. Kali Linux
  2. Parrot Linux
  3. Termux (find Instagram user is not working currently, but you can read How to get Instagram users info using termux)
  4. Garuda Linux

Installation process

Before we start installing thebond, we have first to update and upgrade Termux repositories by using the command:

pkg update && upgrade

Then, to get the tool, we have to install git, only those who don’t have git installed can install it; otherwise, we can go to the next step:

pkg install git

After we have finished with the installation of git, we can get the tool from GitHub using the command:

git clone https://github.com/Deadshot0x7/007-TheBond.git

Now, we can navigate into the cloned tool directory using the command:

cd 007-TheBond

The next step is to create a virtual environment and activate it by using the command:

python -m venv venv
source venv/bin/activate

The following step is to install the required packages to avoid errors during installation.

pip install -r requirements.txt

We can also use the command “./setup.sh” to install the necessary packages. And then, let us run the script by using the command:

python 007-TheBond.py

 If you are not able to install this tool, you can retry the process. If you encounter an error during installation, please leave a comment in the comment field describing the problem so that we can assist you.

Sponsor And Donation

TheBond is created and maintained by the One Developer; you can contribute to the project to assist the Developer in keeping it up to date.

If you may want to join this discord tool community, don’t hesitate to click on the link below (https://discord.gg/WAhQ8EcV4C)

Disclaimer

Disclaimer: We will not be responsible if you misuse the script, by using the script, you are responsible for any damages that you may cause.

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