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A private detective that gathers information you're not supposed to know about.

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Detective helps you find information (at your favorite bug bounty program) that you are not supposed to see. It primarily focuses on information disclosure and sensitive data exposure vulnerabilities.

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First make sure you’re on Python 2.7/3.3 or higher. Then run the command below to install Detective.

$ pip install --upgrade detective



usage: detective [-h] -d DOMAIN [-pmm] [-cos] [-coh] [-cot] [-siv] [-md MAX_DEPTH] [-mt MAX_THREADS]

required arguments:
   -d DOMAIN, --domain DOMAIN                  the domain to crawl (e.g.

optional arguments:
   -h, --help                                  show this help message and exit
   -pmm, --protocol-must-match                 only crawl pages with the same protocol as the startpoint (e.g. only https)
   -cos, --crawl-other-subdomains              also crawl pages that have another subdomain than the startpoint
   -coh, --crawl-other-hostnames               also crawl pages that have another hostname than the startpoint
   -cot, --crawl-other-tlds                    also crawl pages that have another tld than the startpoint
   -siv, --stop-if-vulnerable                  stop crawling if a vulnerability was found
   -md MAX_DEPTH, --max-depth MAX_DEPTH        the maximum search depth (default is unlimited)
   -mt MAX_THREADS, --max-threads MAX_THREADS  the maximum amount of simultaneous threads to use (default is 8)


detective -d -siv


Issues or new features can be reported via the GitHub issue tracker. Please make sure your issue or feature has not yet been reported by anyone else before submitting a new one.


Detective is open-sourced software licensed under the MIT license.

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