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Katana – A Python Tool For Google Hacking

Katana-ds (ds for dork_scanner) is a simple python tool that automates Google Hacking/Dorking and support Tor
It becomes more powerful in combination with GHDB

Installation :
Use the package manager pip to install requirements

cd Katana
python3 pip install -r requirments
python3 katana-ds.py

Tested on Windows ConEmu

Usage :

cd Katana
python3 katana-ds.py -h (for help)
Options :
-g :for google mode
-s :for scada mode
-t :for tor mode
-p :for proxy mode
-b :for bitly mode

Google Mode :
Google mode gives you 2 inputs the “Dork” and the “TLD” (Top Level Domain) that gives you ability to search in specific countries.
e.g : com for Usa / co.ma for Morocoo / be for Belgium
For more please see the included TLDs.txt file.

Scada Mode :
Scada mode search in google for online PLCs this actually use multiple requests so your ip will be blocked by Google so changing the TLD will solve the probleme and the script provides inputs for that.
-!> this is just an example actually it shows a lot of results

Example of Allen-Bradley PLC dashboard found using Scada Mode

Tor Mode :
Tor mode gives you 1 input wich is the search query but before you should have tor proxy running on port 9050 this time there is no ip blocking the script search in 3 tor search engines Phobos,Tor66 and Tordex (more will be added)
-!> this is just an example actually it shows a lot of results

What if :

  • The script print ‘Error too many requests’ : change the TLD
  • Changing the TLD don’t work : change your ip by disconnecting and reconnecting again
  • Tor mode show ‘Failed to establish a new connection’ : make sure that tor proxy up and running on port 9050

Proxy Mode :
Proxy mode find proxy servers and print them it will print 25 Different Proxy server Each time

Bitly Mode : (In Development)
Find intersting shorted links that somtimes lead to intersting website pages the script print currently 10 bitly links with their responses (script still in development if you got connection error or so many 404,403 just run it again)

Special thanks to :
LuongPhuHoa for the Recommendation

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