Kraken is a simple cross-platform Yara scanner that can be built for Windows, Mac, FreeBSD and Linux. It is primarily intended for incident response, research and ad-hoc detections (not for endpoint protection). Following are the core features:

Some features are still under work or almost completed:


How to use

Launch Kraken with any of the available options:

Usage of kraken:
--backend string Specify a particular hostname to the backend to connect to (overrides the default)
--daemon Enable daemon mode (this will also enable the report flag)
--debug Enable debug logs
--folder string Specify a particular folder to be scanned (overrides the default full filesystem)
--no-autoruns Disable scanning of autoruns
--no-filesystem Disable scanning of filesystem
--no-process Disable scanning of running processes
--report Enable reporting of events to the backend
--rules Specify a particular path to a file or folder containing the Yara rules to use

User Guide

For details on how to install, use and build Kraken you should refer to the User Guide. The original source files for the documentation are available here, please open any issue or pull request pertinent to documentation there.

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