What is the Sherlock tool?

Sherlock is a great tool that will allow you to search for a particular username on all social media, forums, and even popular sites. for example, if you have someone's username and want to know more about the username just use this tool and it will show you where this username is registered on the internet.

Install and Use Sherlock tool for Android in Termux-2020

You can also use this tool to find the sites where you have created an account using your username. this tool is created by Siddharth Dushantha. It's a python tool and works in a really simple way. to use this tool you have to install python in your termux. This tool is one of the best to this date for information gathering. This tool is sort of similar to the Creedmap tool.



How to install sherlock in termux?


Step 1:
This command will check the dependencies and update them to the current date.
apt update && apt upgrade
Press N if asks about the version.

Install and Use Sherlock tool for Android in Termux-2020


Step 2:
This command will install the python language in your termux .
pkg install python 
(While installing if it is asking do you wanna Continue just press y and enter.)

Install and Use Sherlock tool for Android in Termux-2020


Step 3:
This command will install the git package which will allow us to download projects from the GitHub repository.
pkg install git 
(While installing if it is asking do you wanna Continue just press y and enter.)

Install and Use Sherlock tool for Android in Termux-2020


Step 4:
The git-clone command will download the desired project from the GitHub repository.
git clone https://github.com/sherlock-project/sherlock.git 

Install and Use Sherlock tool for Android in Termux-2020


Step 5:
Here we have to change the directory to the Sherlock folder if you don't understand this command it's highly recommended to check out this blog [Basic Termux commands complete guide]
cd sherlock

Install and Use Sherlock tool for Android in Termux-2020


Step 6:
Now use below command to install requirements for the sherlock tool.
pip3 install -r requiremnts.txt 

Install and Use Sherlock tool for Android in Termux-2020


Step 7:
Use these below commands to install missing dependencies from termux.
pip3 install requests requests_futures torrequest
 now this command will install all the missing modules.

Install and Use Sherlock tool for Android in Termux-2020


How to use sherlock tool in termux:


Basic Run:
Just type python space sherlock.py and put the username name you wanna scan for and hit enter and sit back and sherlock will scan on every site(which is available in the sherlock).
python sherlock.py username
Please change the username with the username on which you wanna gather the information.


Install and Use Sherlock tool for Android in Termux-2020

Now you will get a link of social media if that username is registered on a particular site. if the username is not registered on the site then you will see Not found.

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Get only those website where username has registered:
Use below command to only print the website which has a link to this username.
python sherlock.py username --print-found

Install and Use Sherlock tool for Android in Termux-2020


See the stored data:

Sherlock tool will store the data in text file.just type the ls command to se the text file.
ls
Install and Use Sherlock tool for Android in Termux-2020

here you can see the anyname.txt file.


Use cat command to see the data inside the file,if you don't know the basic command of termux real this post everything is easily explained [termux basic commands]
cat filename.txt

Install and Use Sherlock tool for Android in Termux-2020

Now you can see all the links stored in the file created by the sherlock.



Conclusion:

Sherlock is a great tool for information gathering and it will save you a lot of time, if you wanna know about anyone, just put their username in this tool and you will get the link to there eve social media account. If you are getting error in step just comment down below, I will be happy to help you.If you wanna know how you can hack social media accounts using the phishing method then [click here].Thanks for reading and stay inspired and never stop learning. Read another post to learn more about termux.