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Authors: fire1ce | Created: 2021-10-24 | Last update: 2022-08-02

Bettercap 1.6.2 Installation

Bettercap 1.6.2 Installation

BetterCAP is a powerful, flexible, and portable tool created to perform various types of MITM attacks against a network

Bettercap 1.6.2 is legacy tool, but it performs ssl strip much better then Bettercap 2.x

Install Ruby Gem

apt install -y ruby-full libpcap-dev
gem update --system
gem install bettercap

Bettercap 1.6.2 installs the executable to /usr/local/bin/bettercap

Bettercap 2.x installs the executable to /usr/bin/bettercap

Both Bettercap 1.6.2 and 2.x shares the same executable name. In order to privet any collisions we will rename the Bettercap 1.6.2 executable to bettercap1.6.2.

mv /usr/local/bin/bettercap /usr/local/bin/bettercap1.6.2

From this point you can run bettercap1.6.2 for Bettercap 1.6.2 and bettercap for Bettercap 2.x

Bettercap 1.6.2 SSL Strip Examples

Basic SSL Strip Example

bettercap1.6.2 -X -T --proxy

SSL Strip With XSS Example

bettercap1.6.2 -X -T --proxy --proxy-module injectjs --js-data "<script>alert('SSL STRIP, Script Injection')</script>"


To find that Bettercap installation from ruby gems:

gem environment

the path should be under GEM PATHP for example: