Saturday, 26 January 2013

Subterfuge - An Automated MITM Attack Framework

Subterfuge is a very useful tool for hackers and security experts for automating the man-in-the-middle attacks. It provides a complete framework for automating different kinds of MITM attacks.

Subterfuge largely transforms the complexity of performing the man-in-the-middle attacks with the tools such as ettercap and makes it far more easier to launch various form of MITMs. Hence, even a general computer user can perform MITM using this tool. Subterfuge provides a very clear interface accessible over HTTP through browser through which we can view the intercepted authentication data. The tool also supports several other form of MITM attacks such as session injection, http code injection, fake AP, and DNS spoofing.

Currently, the 4.3 beta version of this tool is available as the latest release. You can download the tool and read about the tool at

Installation is straightforward. Download the tar file from the above link and then run the following commands in terminal:

samar@samar-Techgaun:~$ tar -xvf SubterfugePublicBeta4.3.tar.gz samar@samar-Techgaun:~$ python -i

After a while, the installation will complete. Now you can run the subterfuge framework by typing subterfuge in your terminal. Enjoy hacking :)