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rhageboeck | Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking | Module 02 - Footprinting

By: rhageboeck | Related Course: Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking (Archive) | Published: April 1, 2018 | Modified: April 1, 2018
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NotepadFootprinting (whiteboard)

All of the information collected gives broader view of the target and yields insight to what can be done to exploit a system.

Internal Actions (from within target)

  1. Internal DNS
  2. Private Websites
  3. Dumpster Diving
  4. Shoulder Surfing
  5. Eavesdropping

External Action (actions over internet)

  1. Phone
  2. Network
  3. Website
  4. Email Header

Do Google, WHOIS, DNS, & social media searches to gather information.

  • Look at IP Blocks, Net Blocks, WEB SVR Content, Source Code, Website Mirroring, OS Detecting (C/S)

Use all search engines (not just google) to look for information

  • URL Analysis (look for disclosures in address)
  • Google Earth? (strange idea)
  • People Sites
  • Financial Information (larger companies)
  • Job Sites (look for hints about their setups)
  • Alert Websites
  • Look for archived webpages
  • Web Monitoring (OS versions)

Other Techniques

  • Patent/Trademark
  • Customers
  • Press Releases
  • Google Hacking


NotepadIntroduction to Footprinting

Foot-printing is documenting information such as websites, directories, emails, systems (ip addresses & domain names).

What types of exploits can use this information.

Use public registration (DNS & email)


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