If you’ve been following along with us, you’ve noticed we recently released a new software tool for penetration testers called Phishing Frenzy (PF). PF is a feature rich ruby on rails application that helps manage your email phishing campaigns from creation, customization, to execution.
Since the release of PF we have been making lots of changes to help enhance the software for easier management of your email phishing campaigns. Some of the biggest changes you’ll notice when you checkout the latest version is a new layout built on bootstrap, a new shiny logo, and sending of emails in the background using sidekiq.
I want to first give a few shout-outs to some core contributors to the project that have really stepped up in making it a stellar email phishing platform (Dalton, smilingraccoon, hostess, AvidHacker, and others).
Dalton has been contributing code like crazy and has helped implement a new authentication scheme using the Devise gem, as well as a system that creates an audit trail for all successful logins to PF. The biggest contribution was his sleek code that now allows for sending of email messages in the background using sidekiq which communicates with redis.
Installing Phishing Frenzy
If you’re not a rails guru or haven’t ever dabbled with ruby on rails, the installation process might seem overwhelming. I’ve created this helpful video which follows the newly created wiki on how to get up and running with PF on Kali linux.
New Shiny Layout
PF now comes with a new shiny layout that is built with bootstrap. It’s a huge improvement from the old interface and gives the application a much cleaner look if I may say so myself. The new logo was created by a close friend Michael Schoenecker. If you need any digital photography work done, feel free to contact Michael.
Sending Emails with Sidekiq
Another one of our additions is the ability send emails in the background using Sidekiq. This is a critical piece if you are planning on sending lots of emails for a campaign. If you don’t send emails in the background it will hang the console while sending out each email one by one. You are not required to send emails using Sidekiq but the Admin interface gives you an option to toggle this feature on and off if you so choose.
Also Sidekiq gives us a nice console where we can manage our queues and see each email as it is processed one by one.
We are continually improving the PF platform so stay tuned for some of the newest features coming soon. If you would like to request a feature or submit a bug, please visit our Github repository located at:
Keep on Phishing!