pown-recon v2.44.0 releases: A powerful target reconnaissance framework

Pown Recon

Pown Recon is a target reconnaissance framework powered by graph theory. The benefit of using graph theory instead of flat table representation is that it is easier to find the relationships between different types of information which comes quite handy in many situations. Graph theory algorithms also help with diffing, searching, like finding the shortest path, and many more interesting tasks.


If installed globally as part of Pown.js invoke like this:

$ pown recon

Otherwise, install this module from the root of your project:

$ git clone https://github.com/pownjs/pown-recon.git
$ npm install @pown/recon --save

Once done, invoke pown recon like this:

$ ./node_modules/.bin/pown-cli recon


pown-cli recon [options] <command>

Target recon

  pown-cli recon transform <transform>  Perform inline transformation

[aliases: t]

pown-cli recon select <expression> Perform a selection [aliases: s] pown-cli recon diff <fileA> <fileB> Perform a diff between two recon files

[aliases: d]

Options: –version Show version number [boolean] –modules, -m Load modules [string] –help Show help [boolean]

Transform Usage

pown-cli recon transform <transform>

Perform inline transformation

  pown-cli recon transform pkslookupkeys    Look the the PKS database at


<nodes…> pool.sks-keyservers.net which pgp.mit.edu is part of.

[aliases: pks_lookup_keys, pkslk]

pown-cli recon transform hibpreport Obtain haveibeenpwned.com breach


<nodes…> report.[aliases: hibp_report, hibpr] pown-cli recon transform Obtain crt.sh domain report which crtshdomainreport [options] <nodes…> helps enumerating potential target subdomains.

[aliases: crtsh_domain_report, crtshdr]

pown-cli recon transform githublistrepos List the first 100 GitHub


<nodes…> repositories

[aliases: github_list_repos, ghlr]

pown-cli recon transform List the first 100 GitHub members in githublistmembers [options] <nodes…> org

[aliases: github_list_members, ghlm]

pown-cli recon transform gravatar Get gravatar


<nodes…> pown-cli recon transform List the first 100 DockerHub dockerhublistrepos [options] <nodes…> repositories

[aliases: dockerhub_list_repos, dhlr]

pown-cli recon transform Query CloudFlare DNS API cloudflarednsquery [options] <nodes…> [aliases: cloudflare_dns_query, cfdq] pown-cli recon transform Obtain threatcrowd domain report threatcrowddomainreport [options] which helps enumerating potential <nodes…> target subdomains and email addresses.

[aliases: threatcrowd_domain_report, tcdr]

pown-cli recon transform Obtain threatcrowd ip report which threatcrowdipreport [options] <nodes…> helps enumerating virtual hosts.

[aliases: threatcrowd_ip_report, tcir]

pown-cli recon transform Obtain reverse IP information from hackertargetreverseiplookup [options] hackertarget.com. <nodes…> [aliases: hackertarget_reverse_ip_lookup, htril]Options: –version Show version number [boolean] –modules, -m Load modules [string] –help Show help [boolean] –read, -r Read file –write, -w Write file


  • GitHub Search of Repos and Members
  • CloudFlare DNS API
  • DockerHub Repo Search
  • Gravatar URLs
  • Hacker Target Reverse IP Lookup
  • Have I Been Pwned Lookup
  • PKS Lookup
  • Threatcrowd Lookup


To demonstrate the power of Pown Recon and graph-based OSINT (Open Source Intelligence), let’s have a look at the following trivial example.

Let’s start by querying everyone who is a member of Google’s engineering team and contributes to their GitHub account.

pown recon t -w google.network ghlm google

This command will generate a table similar to this:

│ uri                                      │ login                 │ avatar                                                │
│ https://github.com/3rf                   │ 3rf                   │ https://avatars1.githubusercontent.com/u/1242478?v=4  │
│ https://github.com/aaroey                │ aaroey                │ https://avatars0.githubusercontent.com/u/31743510?v=4 │
│ https://github.com/aarongable            │ aarongable            │ https://avatars3.githubusercontent.com/u/2474926?v=4  │
│ https://github.com/aaronj1335            │ aaronj1335            │ https://avatars2.githubusercontent.com/u/787066?v=4   │
│ https://github.com/alexwhouse            │ alexwhouse            │ https://avatars3.githubusercontent.com/u/1448490?v=4  │
│ https://github.com/alexwoz               │ alexwoz               │ https://avatars3.githubusercontent.com/u/501863?v=4   │

You just created your first network!

The representation is tabular for convenience but underneath we’ve got a model which consists of nodes connected by edges.

If you are wondering what that looks like you can use SecApps Recon. The command line does not have the necessary level of interactivity to present the complexity of graphs.

The -w google.network command line option exported the network to a file. You can load the file directly into SecApps Recon with the file open feature. The result will look like this:



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