Monday, January 10, 2011

PassiveRecon is Firefox 4 Ready!

I just completed my testing for Firefox 4 and PassiveRecon is ready to go as I just updated the version information with Mozilla. One point to note about Firefox 4 though is that they have removed the status bar. So the ability to launch PassiveRecon is now only limited to right clicking the page you are on and then selecting the PassiveRecon menu from there.

Let me know if you have any issues with FF4 and PassiveRecon, but I doubt you will.

Also, please send me any requests for updates/enhancements!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

PassiveRecon v2.00 Approved by Mozilla

Version 2.00 was approved last night, so hopefully you should see an update prompt beginning today when you start Firefox. If not, you can download it directly from the PassiveRecon Mozilla page, located at:
Again, look for the Chrome Extension and FF4 compatibility in October.

Enjoy and please email me any issues/suggestions.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Version 2 Submitted to Mozilla

I just submitted version 2.00 of PassiveRecon to Mozilla. Hopefully it will be approved shortly. Below are the changes made in version 2:

  • Removed DNSStuff, EmailStuff (Not Responding), and SamSpade (Be Back Soon)
  • Added a New Logos
  • Added new Google/MS Office 2003/2007 file searching capabilities

Version 2.0 is not Firefox 4 compatible (or at least I haven't tried it yet). I will work on that shortly, along with the Chrome Extension, but I didn't want to sit on this until I have time to test and potentially rewrite the plugin to support FF4.

Toggmeister, shoot me your email por favor!

Friday, September 10, 2010

PassiveRecon 2.0 / Chrome Extension / DNSstuff

So it has been a while since I truly updated PassiveRecon. Now that I am taking a new position at a different firm, I will have some more time to work on this add-on.

To the folks who gave the add-on negative reviews, I am sorry that DNSstuff went to a $$$ model, but that doesn't negate the other information provided by the tool. I decided to leave it in there so if folks did have an account with them (like me), it would work well. That being said, I am removing DNSstuff from the next version (2.0), so as to keep with the "free" model.

Speaking of version 2.0, this will be released sometime later this month (September), and hopefully a Chrome Extension will soon follow (October). I have received a lot of great feedback and suggestions, and will integrate them the best I can.

If you have trouble with the tool, or have suggestions, feel free to email me at

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Version 1.02 Released - Firefox 3.6.* Support

Uploaded version 1.02 tonight to Mozilla. Only change is that it now supports Firefox 3.6.*. I have posted it to RapidShare so that you can access it prior to Mozilla approving it.
Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

v1.01 = Firefox 3.5 Compatibility

So when I updated to FF 3.5 today, I found a nice little feature in PR v1.0. I had limited the max version to 3.0.*. So I updated the code and submitted v1.01 to Mozilla. This is the only change from v1.0 to v1.1. In the meantime you can download PassiveRecon v1.01 below:
Sorry for the inconvenience and please keep the comments and suggestions coming. I am looking for a 1.1 release sometime in August.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

v1.0 & Mozilla Acceptance

A couple of notes for this latest post. First, I have updated to v1.0. I believe the extension is finally ready for 1.0 status as I have added some additional sites (thanks Pat & toggmeister) and added a status bar menu. The complete change log is below.

The second development is that Mozilla finally accepted the extension and now hosts it. As of this post the old version, 0.4, is posted. I have submitted the 1.0 version for review, so if you have the extension installed, you should get a prompt when it is accepted (assuming you have auto-update check enabled).

*** Update ***
- Mozilla approved the update and published it yesterday, 11/17.

Please keep the comments and suggestions coming.

PassiveRecon ChangeLog
- Changed version to 1.0
- Removed Toolbar option
- Changed GPL verbiage
- Created new groupings and submenu sysetm
- Added Status Bar Menu (Left Click)
- Added Favicons
- Changed Logo
- Ordered "Show All" order to match categories