Tool and Usage
theHarvester is a tool to gather email accounts, subdomains, virtual hosts, open ports, banners, and employee names. It uses different public sources.
This tool is a typical information collection tool to retrieve public data and get it all into one place. It is useful for penetration tests, or if you want to see what is available for your company.
Usage and audience
theHarvester is commonly used for information gathering or penetration testing. Target users for this tool are pentesters, security professionals, and system administrators.
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