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Userrecon-Py – Find Usernames In Social Networks

  • Last Updated : 04 Jan, 2022

Userrecon-py is an automated script developed in the Python language used in the process of Information Gathering. This script finds the link of the account owned by the inputted username on almost 65 public social network sites. Through this, we can plan for social engineering attacks and gain valuable information through it. This script is also available on the GitHub platform for free. It’s an open-source script so we can also contribute to it.

Note: Make Sure You have Python Installed on your System, as this is a python-based tool. Click to check the Installation process: Python Installation Steps on Linux

Installation of Userrecon-Py Tool on Kali Linux OS

Step 1: Use the following command to install the tool in your Kali Linux operating system.

git clone https://github.com/stjordanis/userrecon-py.git

Step 2: Now use the following command to move into the directory of the tool. You have to move in the directory in order to run the tool.

cd userrecon-py

Step 3: You are in the directory of the userrecon-py. Now you have to install a dependency of the userrecon-py using the following command.

sudo pip install -r requirements.txt

Step 4: All the dependencies have been installed in your Kali Linux operating system. Now use the following command to run the tool and check the help section.

userrecon-py --help

Working with Userrecon-Py Tool on Kali Linux OS

Example 1: Basic Usage/Scan

userrecon-py target geeksforgeeks

In this example, we will be enumerating account links on various social platforms for geeksforgeeks username.

We have got the links of social networks on which geeksforgeeks holds the account.

Example 2: Save output in JSON format

userrecon-py target geeksforgeeks -o output.json

In this example, we will be saving the output in the output.json file.

We have got the output.json file which holds the account links.

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