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The Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET)

  • Copyright :copyright: 2020
  • Written by: David Kennedy (ReL1K) @HackingDave
  • Company: TrustedSec


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.

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.

Supported platforms:

  • Linux
  • Mac OS X (experimental)


Install via requirements.txt

pip3 install -r requirements.txt
python3 setup.py 

Install SET


  • Mac OS X


Windows 10 WSL/WSL2 Kali Linux

sudo apt install set -y

Kali Linux on Windows 10 is a minimal installation so it doesn't have any tools installed. You can easily install Social Engineer Toolkit on WSL/WSL2 without needing pip using the above command.


git clone https://github.com/trustedsec/social-engineer-toolkit/ setoolkit/
cd setoolkit
pip3 install -r requirements.txt
python setup.py

SET Tutorial

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

Bugs and enhancements

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

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the setoolkit README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.