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Published on January 26th, 2011 | by NJ Ouchn

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The Social-Engineer Toolkit v1.2 “Shakawkaw” Released

The Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET) is specifically designed to perform advanced attacks against the human element. SET was designed to be released with the http://www.social-engineer.org launch and has quickly became a standard tool in a penetration testers arsenal. SET was 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 targeted and focused attacks against a person or organization used during a penetration test.

The new release “Shakawkaw”

This version of SET does not include any new attack vectors however does incorporate two new exploits from Metasploit, has some bug fixes, but most importantly introduces a significant step in allowing individuals build and automate additions onto the toolkit. I’ve also updated the User_Manual.pdf which is located under the readme/ directory and the Metasploit Unleashed course should be updated with the latest content. This new version centralized a lot of the code in a “core” functionality that will allow you to build whatever you want to into SET now. In this version it introduced the core library modules and the ability to add third party modules into SET. Essentially, the folder located in the SET root “modules” can add additions or enhancements to SET and add additional contributions to the toolkit. The first thing to note is that when you add a new “.py” file to the modules directory, it will automatically be imported into SET under “Third Party Modules”.

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