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SG1 is a wanna be swiss army knife for data encryption, exfiltration and covert communication. In its core sg1 aims to be as simple to use as nc while maintaining high modularity internally, being a framework for bizarre exfiltration, data manipulation and transfer methods.

Have you ever thought to have your chats or data transfers tunneled through encrypted, private and self deleting pastebins? What about sending that stuff to some dns client -> dns server bridge? Then TLS maybe? :D


Go Report Card

The Plan

  • Working utility to move data in one direction only ( input channel -> module,module,... -> output channel ).
  • Bidirectional communication, aka moving from the concept of channel to tunnel, each tunnel object should derive from net.Conn in order to use the Pipe method. -work in progress-
  • SOCKS5 tunnel implementation, once done sg1 can be used for browsing and tunneling arbitrary TCP communications.
  • Implement sg1 -probe server-ip-here and sg1 -discover commands, the sg1 client will use every possible channel to connect to the sg1 server and create a tunnel.
  • Deployment with sg1 -deploy command, with "deploy tunnels" like -deploy ssh:user:password@host:/path/ (deploy tunnels can be obfuscated as well).
  • Orchestrator sg1 -orchestrate config.json to create a randomized and encrypted exfiltration chain of tunnels in a TOR-like network.


Make sure you have at least go 1.8 in order to build sg1, then:

go get
go get

cd $GOPATH/src/

If you want to build for a different OS and / or architecture, you can instead do:

GOOS=windows GOARCH=386 make

After compilation, you will find the sg1 binary inside the build folder, you can start with taking a look at the help menu:

./build/sg1 -h


  1. Read the code, love the code, fix the code.
  2. Check The Plan section of this README and see what you can do.
  3. Grep for TODO and see how you can help.
  4. Implement a new module ( see modules/raw.go for very basic example or modules/aes.go for complete one ).
  5. Implement a new channel ( see channels/*.go ).
  6. Write tests, because I'm a lazy s--t.


The main sg1 operation logic is:

while input.has_data() {
    data =
    foreach module in modules {
        data = module.process(data)

Keep in mind that modules and channels can be piped one to another, just use sg1 -h to see a list of available channels and modules, try to pipe them and see what happens ^_^


Modules can be combined, for instance if you want to read from input, decrypt from AES and execute, you would use:

-in:... -modules aes,exec -aes-mode decrypt -aes-key _somekeysomekey_ -out:...


The default mode, will read from input and write to output.


Will read from input, encode in base64 and write to output.


Will read from input, encrypt or decrypt (depending on --aes-mode parameter, which is encrypt by default) with --aes-key and write to output.


-modules aes --aes-key y0urp4ssw0rd
-modules aes -aes-modules decrypt --aes-key y0urp4ssw0rd


Will read from input, execute as a shell command and pipe to output.



The default channel, stdin or stdout depending on the direction.


A tcp server (if used as input) or client (as output).


-in tcp:
-out tcp:


An udp packet listener (if used as input) or client (as output).


-in udp:
-out udp:


A tls tcp server (if used as input) or client (as output), it will automatically generate the key pair or load them via --tls-pem and --tls-key optional parameters.


-in tls:
-out tls:


If used as output, data will be chunked and sent as ICMP echo packets, as input an ICMP listener will be started decoding those packets.


-in icmp:
-out icmp:


If used as output, data will be chunked and sent as DNS requests, as input a DNS server will be started decoding those requests. The accepted syntaxes are:


In which case, DNS requests will be performed (or decoded) for subdomains of domain.tld, sent to the resolver ip address on port.


DNS requests will be performed (or decoded) for subdomains of domain.tld using default system resolver.


DNS requests will be performed (or decode) for subdomains of using default system resolver.




If used as output, data will be chunked and sent to as private pastes, as input a pastebin listener will be started decoding those pastes.


-in pastebin:YOUR-API-KEY/YOUR-USER-KEY#some-stream-name
-out pastebin:YOUR-API-KEY/YOUR-USER-KEY#some-stream-name

This is how you can retrieve your user key given your api key.


In the following examples you will always see, but that can be any ip, the tool is tunnelling data locally as a PoC but it also works among different computers on any network (as shown by one of the pictures). Also note that the command line shown in those pictures might be different from this documentation, that is because the screenshots have been taken in different stages of developement, use this README as reference for the updated command line options.


TLS client -> server session (if no --tls-pem or --tls-key arguments are specified, a self signed certificate will be automatically generated by sg1): tls

Simple file exfiltration over DNS: file

Quick and dirty AES encrypted chat over TCP: aes-tcp

Or over ICMP: icmp

Pastebin AES encrypted data tunnel with self deleting private pastes: pastebin

Encrypting data in AES and exfiltrate it via DNS requests: aes-dns

Executing commands encoded and sent via DNS requests: exec

Use several machines to create exfiltration tunnels ( tls -> dns -> command execution -> tcp ): tunnel

Test with different operating systems ( tnx to decoded ): freebsd

With bouncing to another host: bounce

Some stdin -> dns packets -> pastebin temporary paste -> stdout hops: hops

Covert backdoor channel using astebin streams and AES encryption: streams


SG1 was made with ♥ by Simone Margaritelli and it's released under the GPL 3 license.

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