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Getting Started

PwnBack requires PhantomJS to run. You can download it from here

To understand why it is required currently see the section PhantomsJS

The plugin has several settings that a user can define depending on their hardware setup.

  • # of PhantomJS WebDrivers

    • The number of Firefox headless browsers to open. Be mindful of Burp Suite's memory settings
  • # of HTTP Response Parsers

    • These are responsible for parsing requests generated by the WebDriver. You may gain very little by increasing this number.
  • Start Year

    • How far back in a Website's history you'd like to traverse
  • End Year

    • When to stop looking at a Website's History
  • PhantomJS Location

    • The location of the PhantomJS binary
  • Output Folder

    • Where to save results when the Export Results button is pressed
  • Domain

    • The domain name to crawl.,, etc.
  • CA Bundle

    • The CA certificate you wish to use for PhantomJS. You shouldn't need this, however, check Troubleshooting if no traffic is being generated


In BurpSuite open the Extender Tab

Click the Add button

Locate the jar file included in this repo.

The current version of is v1.7.21, I am unable to guarantee backward support.


Run the following commands

git clone
cd PwnBack
./gradlew fatJar


  • Paul Ganea - Initial work - k4ch0w


This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the file for details


PhantomJS is required to correctly render pages produced by The service uses ajax calls to render the page, so if you don't use a web driver that supports Javascript you will only receive the way back machines toolbar.


There is an issue with the JVM's Cert storage on certain computers and the SSL certificate provided by If you see no traffic being generate run the following command and provide the path to the CA-Bundle

curl --remote-name --time-cond cacert.pem

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