The Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET)


The Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET) is specifically designed to perform advanced attacks
against the human element. SET was designed to be released with the launch and has quickly became a standard tool in a
penetration testers arsenal. SET is written by David Kennedy (ReL1K) and with a lot of
help from the community it has incorporated attacks never before seen in an
exploitation toolset. The attacks built into the toolkit are designed to be focused
attacks against a person or organization used during a penetration test.

SET’s menu

SET is a menu driven based attack system, which is fairly unique when it comes to
hacker tools. The decision not to make it command line was made because of how
social-engineer attacks occur; it requires multiple scenarios, options, and
customizations. If the tool had been command line based it would have really limited
the effectiveness of the attacks and the inability to fully customize it based on your

Followings are just some ataack examples menu items:

 Spear-Phishing Attack Vectors
Website Attack Vectors
 Infectious Media Generator
 Create a Payload and Listener
 Mass Mailer Attack
Arduino-Based Attack Vector
 SMS Spoofing Attack Vector
Wireless Access Point Attack Vector
 QRCode Generator Attack Vector
Powershell Attack Vectors

Supported platforms:

  • Linux
  • Mac OS X (experimental)

For a full document on how to use SET, visit the SET user manual.

DISCLAIMER: This is only for testing purposes and can only be used where strict consent has been given. Do not use this for illegal purposes

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  Posted by: @ESPYER