0.4.2-alpha Release

Events: Submitted by Wade on 14-Dec-10 at 11:33pm

The team has released version 0.4.2-alpha. This cut focused on module functionality. It provides a larger API for module developers. Currently, the PHP version still has greater functionality.

Download the alpha archives here:
http://code.google.com/p/beef/downloads/list

Watch one of the skype modules:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SVu6VdLWgs

Trunk Moved

Events: Submitted by Wade on 13-Nov-10 at 09:31am

The semi-stable development branch has been moved to the trunk. The branch /branches/RBeEF has been relocated and the location is no longer used for development.

Checkout a copy with the following command:
svn checkout http://beef.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ beef-read-only

0.4.1-alpha Release

Events: Submitted by Wade on 09-Oct-10 at 11:54pm

The first cut of the Ruby port is version 0.4.1-alpha. This cut focused on stability, the install process and the UI. Currently, the PHP version still has greater functionality. This release is not entirely production ready. In saying that, it is stable and boasts a new feature - the Requester!

Download the alpha archives here:
http://code.google.com/p/beef/downloads/list

Download the PHP version here:
http://www.bindshell.net/tools/beef

Ruby BeEF Port Development Progress

Events: Submitted by Wade on 01-Oct-10 at 02:49pm

The ruby port of BeEF is currently in code freeze. The 0.4.1 alpha version of this port will be available shortly for download.

Recent development has focused on the UI and the new install process. You will notice a great difference. All functionality from the PHP version is yet to be fully ported. This and the next few releases will be concerned mainly with stability and building a flexible framework. The porting of all functionality is still a few releases away.

To get a copy of the current development version from the svn, run:
svn checkout http://beef.googlecode.com/svn/branches/RBeEF beef

BeEF Key Logging

Events: Submitted by Wade on 10-Mar-10 at 10:28am

By default, BeEF will log all the keys entered into the Zombie's page. View the Zombie Details and the logged keys will be displayed in the 'Key Logger' section.

Google Code

Events: Submitted by Wade on 25-Feb-10 at 09:31am

A new BeEF SVN is being hosted on beef.googlecode.com. It is early days, but if you would like to get involved join, the development mailing list.

Checkout a copy with the following command:
svn checkout http://beef.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ beef-read-only

XSSShell and XSSTunnel is being rolled into BeEF!

Events: Submitted by Wade on 12-Feb-10 at 09:11pm

More great news: XSSShell and XSSTunnel is being rolled into BeEF!


In another boost to the BeEF project, Ferruh Mavituna is joining the development team. The author of XSSShell and XSSTunnel will be helping roll his tools into the next version of BeEF. Ferruh's research will increase the functionality and the versatility of the Browser Exploitation Framework.

Browser Rider is being rolled into BeEF

Events: Submitted by Wade on 06-Feb-10 at 11:44pm

Great news: Browser Rider is being rolled into BeEF!


The avid security researcher will no doubt be aware of the Browser Rider project developed by Benjamin Mosse. It is a framework which boasts some great features:

  • Back-end database
  • Obfuscation
  • Polymorphism


This tool, along with the involvement of Benjamin, will be a significant boost for the BeEF project. There are some big improvements planned for future versions of BeEF. Stay tuned!

BeEF Development Mailing List

Events: Submitted by Wade on 02-Feb-10 at 09:26pm

A new BeEF mailing list has recently been set up. This list will be focused on discussions around BeEF development.

If you would like to get involved in the development or make some suggestions at the code level, subscribe to the development mailing list. Simply send an email to beef-dev-subscribe@bindshell.net.

BeEF PHP Settings

Events: Submitted by Wade on 07-Dec-09 at 06:42pm

PHP in Fedora (Fedora 12 at least) has the short_open_tag turned off by default. In this state it will cause an error if you try to use BeEF. Thanks to Steve 'Ashcrow' Milner for pointing this out.

To fix this try the following change to the /etc/php.ini file:
-short_open_tag = Off
+short_open_tag = On