Penetration Testing Tools for Beginners

Karkinos is a light-weight Beginner Friendly Penetration Testing Tool, which is basically a ‘Swiss Army Knife’ for pen-testing and/or hacking CTF’s.

Karkinos - Beginner Friendly Penetration Testing Tool


Karkinos Beginner Friendly Penetration Testing Tool Features

  • Encoding/Decoding characters
  • Encrypting/Decrypting text or files
  • Reverse shell handling
  • Cracking and generating hashes

How to Install Karkinos Beginner Friendly Penetration Testing Tool

Dependencies are:

  • Any server capable of hosting PHP
  • Tested with PHP 7.4.9
  • Tested with Python 3.8
  • Make sure it is in your path as:
  • Windows: python
  • Linux: python3
  • If it is not, please change the commands in includes/pid.php
  • Pip3
  • Raspberry Pi Zero friendly :) (crack hashes at your own risk)


  1. git clone
  2. cd Karkinos
  3. pip3 install -r requirements.txt
  4. cd wordlists && unzip You can also unzip it manually using file explorer. Just make sure passlist.txt is in wordlists directory.
  5. Make sure you have write privilages for db/main.db
  6. Enable extension=mysqli in your php.ini file.
  7. If you don’t know where to find this, refer to the PHP docs. Note: MySQLi is only used to store statistics.
  8. Thats it! Now just host it using your preferred web server or run: php -S in the Karkinos directory.

Important: using port 5555, 5556, or 5557 will conflict with the Modules
If you insist on using these ports, change the PORT value in:

  • /bin/Server/ Line 87
  • /bin/Busting/ Line 155
  • /bin/PortScan/ Line 128

You can download Karkinos here:

Or read more here.

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