I mentioned some command line utilities you can use to extract user names on internet on my previous blog post.
Today I want to discuss one of these tools: Reconioter
Nowadays, everybody wants to be connected. People want to increase their social networking with facebook, myspace, Linkedin, etc.
Reconioter searches Linkedin’s company directories and find possible user names. Its simple syntax as following:
./usernameGen.py query #number of pages
I have installed it on my BackTrack4 and do some testing. For example, we want to learn some user names for Apple employees, then we can run
./usernameGen.py Apple 2
As you may realize after finding employees names, the program outputs them in some common user name formats: First name last initial, last name first initial, and first initial, last name.
This tool is great for penetration testers who want to demonstrate some intelligence gathering techniques usage.