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Quasar – An Open Source Information Gathering Tool in Kali Linux

  • Last Updated : 27 Apr, 2021

Quasar is an open-source information gathering tool in Github. Quasar is an open-source intelligence and information gathering tool based on (OSINT). Quasar is capable of doing everything almost you need for performing reconnaissance. As per your need, it can perform reconnaissance easily. There are various modules that work in this tool. Using different modules you can perform information gathering easily. This information includes DNS server information, organization name, address, city, zip, country, email address related to the respective organization, registrars, naming servers, DNS information, Website Information, E-mail Address Checker, Phone Number Information, Credit Card Bin Checker, Ip Locator, Port Scanner.  whois, bing, censys.io, dns, github, dnsdumpster, instagram, crt, ask, dogpile. These were the modules to which the tool uses the publicly available data to get information about the target. You don’t need to do much because it will automatically configure itself using the bash command. 

Features of Quasar:

  • Quasar is free and open-source tool available on Github.
  • Quasar is an open-source intelligence information gathering tool (OSINT).
  • Quasar is used for performing reconnaissance on websites/web apps.
  • Quasar is written in python language. This means you must download and install python language in your kali Linux operating system.
  • Quasar uses the following modules to perform reconnaissance dns, netcraft, whois, bing, dns, github, dnsdumpster etc.
  • Quasar is a lightweight tool available on GitHub.
  • Quasar interface is just like metasploitable 1 and metasploitable 2 which makes users understand it easily.
  • Quasar can perform reconnaissance on multiple parameters such as website, email address, etc.

Installation of Quasar Tool

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

cd Desktop

Quasar – An Open Source Information Gathering Tool in Kali Linux

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



mkdir Quasar

Quasar – An Open Source Information Gathering Tool in Kali Linux

 Step 3: You have created the directory. Now use the following command to move in the Quasar directory.

cd Quasar

Quasar – An Open Source Information Gathering Tool in Kali Linux

Step 4: Now you are in the Quasar directory. Here you have to install the tool using the following command. Use the following command to install the Quasar tool.

git clone https://github.com/TunisianEagles/quasar.git

Quasar – An Open Source Information Gathering Tool in Kali Linux

Step 5: The tool has been downloaded to your system now use the following command to list out the contents of the directory.

ls

Quasar – An Open Source Information Gathering Tool in Kali Linux

Step 6: You can see there is a directory called a quasar. Move to this directory using the following command.



cd quasar

Step 7: Now you are in the quasar directory. Use the following command to list out the contents of the directory.

ls

Quasar – An Open Source Information Gathering Tool in Kali Linux

Step 8: Now you have to install the tool using the following command.

bash install.sh

Quasar – An Open Source Information Gathering Tool in Kali Linux

Step 9: All the installation of the tool has been completed now to run the tool use the following command.

./quasar.sh

Quasar – An Open Source Information Gathering Tool in Kali Linux

Congratulations. The tool is running. Now we will see SOME examples to use the tool.

Usages :

Use the Quasar tool to get information on websites.

Quasar – An Open Source Information Gathering Tool in Kali Linux



Choose option:

1

Quasar – An Open Source Information Gathering Tool in Kali Linux

To use who is a module 

Choose option :

2

Now you have to give domain:

Use Quasar tool to get information of email.

Choose option:

2

Enter your target email address.

This is how you can get domain details of websites and email addresses. There are various modules that work in this tool. Using different modules You can perform information gathering easily. This information includes DNS server information, organization name, address, city, zip, country, email address related to the respective organization, registrars, naming servers, DNS information, Website Information, E-mail Address Checker, Phone Number Information, Credit Card Bin Checker, Ip Locator, Port Scanner.  whois, bing, censys.io, dns, github, dnsdumpster,  instagram, crt, ask, dogpile. These were the modules for which the tool uses the publicly available data to get information about the target. You don’t need to do much because it will automatically configure itself using the bash command. 




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