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Fixed Ubuntu installation
Latest commit 7515866 Oct 25, 2018

The Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET)

Copyright 2018 The Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET)

Written by: David Kennedy (ReL1K)

Company: TrustedSec

DISCLAIMER: This is only for testing purposes and can only be used where strict consent has been given. Do not use this for illegal purposes, period.

Please read the LICENSE under readme/LICENSE for the licensing of SET.

SET Tutorial

For a full document on how to use SET, visit the SET user manual.


The Social-Engineer Toolkit is an open-source penetration testing framework designed for social engineering. SET has a number of custom attack vectors that allow you to make a believable attack quickly. SET is a product of TrustedSec, LLC – an information security consulting firm located in Cleveland, Ohio.

Bugs and enhancements

For bug reports or enhancements, please open an issue here.

Supported platforms

  • Linux
  • Mac OS X


Resolve dependencies

Ubuntu/Debian System

$ apt-get -y install git apache2 python-requests libapache2-mod-php \
  python-pymssql build-essential python-pexpect python-pefile python-crypto python-openssl

Arch System

$ pacman -S --noconfirm --needed git python2 python2-beautifulsoup4 python2-pexpect python2-crypto
$ wget && unzip
$ chmod a+x pefile-master/ && rm -rf pefile-master*

Fedora System

$ dnf -y install git python-pexpect python-pefile python-crypto pyOpenSSL

CentOS System

$ yum update -y && yum install python-pexpect python-crypto python-openssl python-pefile

Mac OS X dependent

$ pip install pexpect pycrypto pyopenssl pefile

Install SET

All OSs

$ git clone set/
$ cd set
$ python install