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BillCipher – An Information Gathering Tool in Kali Linux
  • Last Updated : 27 Apr, 2021

BillCipher is a free and open-source tool available on Github. BillCipher is based upon Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), the easiest and useful tool for reconnaissance. BillCipher interface is very similar to Metasploit 1 and Metasploit 2. This tool provides a command-line interface that you can run on Kali Linux. This tool can be used to get information about our target(domain) which can be a website or an IP address. The interactive console provides a number of helpful features, such as command completion and contextual help. BillCipher is a web reconnaissance tool written in python. It has so many modules such as database interaction, built-in convenience functions, interactive help, and command completion. BillCipher provides a powerful environment in which open source web-based reconnaissance can be conducted, and you can gather all information about the target.

BillCipher – An Information Gathering Tool in Kali Linux

Features of BillCipher:

  • BillCipher is a free and open-source tool.
  • BillCipher is a complete package of information gathering modules
  • BillCipher works and acts as a web application/website scanner.
  • BillCipher is used for information gathering and vulnerability assessment of web applications.
  • BillCipher uses shodan search engine to scan IoT devices.
  • BillCipher can easily find loopholes in the code of web applications and websites.
  • BillCipher has the following modules Geoip lookup, Banner grabbing, DNS lookup, port scanning.
  • BillCipher can target a single domain and can found all the subdomains of that domain which makes work easy for pentesters.
  • BillCipher is written in python language.

Installation of BillCipher Tool

Step 1: Open your kali Linux operating system. Move to desktop. Here you have to create a directory called BillCipher. In this directory, you have to install the tool. To move to desktop use the following command.

cd Desktop

BillCipher – An Information Gathering Tool in Kali Linux



Step 2: Now you are on the desktop. Here you have to create a directory BillCipher. To create BillCipher directory use the following command.

mkdir BillCipher

BillCipher – An Information Gathering Tool in Kali Linux

 Step 3: You have created a directory. Now use the following command to move into that directory.

cd BillCipher

BillCipher – An Information Gathering Tool in Kali Linux

Step 4: To install all the dependencies of this tool use the following command.

sudo apt update && sudo apt install ruby python python-pip python3 python3-pip
sudo apt install httrack whatweb

BillCipher – An Information Gathering Tool in Kali Linux

Step 5: Now you are in Billcipher directory. Now you have to install the tool using the following command. Use the following command to install Billcipher.

git clone https://github.com/GitHackTools/BillCipher

BillCipher – An Information Gathering Tool in Kali Linux



Step 6: Now to list out the contents of the directory use the following command.

ls

BillCipher – An Information Gathering Tool in Kali Linux

Step 7: You can see a new directory has been created. Use the following command to change the directory.

cd BillCipher
ls

BillCipher – An Information Gathering Tool in Kali Linux

Step 8: You can see many files of the tool.  Now you have to give permission to the tool. Use the following command.

chmod +x billcipher.py
ls

BillCipher – An Information Gathering Tool in Kali Linux

Step 9: The tool has been downloaded. Now you can run the tool using the following command.

python3 billcipher.py

BillCipher – An Information Gathering Tool in Kali Linux

The tool is running successfully.  Now we will see some examples of how to use the billcipher tool.

Usages :

Use billcipher tool to gather information about a website.

BillCipher – An Information Gathering Tool in Kali Linux

These are options from these options you can choose any options.

BillCipher – An Information Gathering Tool in Kali Linux

This is how you can use the tool. Similarly, you can use this tool for your domain target. This tool can be used to get information about our target(domain) website and IP address. The interactive console provides a number of helpful features, such as command completion and contextual help. BillCipher is a Web Reconnaissance tool written in Python. It has so many modules, database interaction, built-in convenience functions, interactive help, and command completion, BillCipher provides a powerful environment in which open source web-based reconnaissance can be conducted, and we can gather all information.

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