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Reconnaissance for Ethical Hackers

By : Glen D. Singh
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Book Image

Reconnaissance for Ethical Hackers

5 (1)
By: Glen D. Singh

Overview of this book

This book explores reconnaissance techniques – the first step in discovering security vulnerabilities and exposed network infrastructure. It aids ethical hackers in understanding adversaries’ methods of identifying and mapping attack surfaces, such as network entry points, which enables them to exploit the target and steal confidential information. Reconnaissance for Ethical Hackers helps you get a comprehensive understanding of how threat actors are able to successfully leverage the information collected during the reconnaissance phase to scan and enumerate the network, collect information, and pose various security threats. This book helps you stay one step ahead in knowing how adversaries use tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) to successfully gain information about their targets, while you develop a solid foundation on information gathering strategies as a cybersecurity professional. The concluding chapters will assist you in developing the skills and techniques used by real adversaries to identify vulnerable points of entry into an organization and mitigate reconnaissance-based attacks. By the end of this book, you’ll have gained a solid understanding of reconnaissance, as well as learned how to secure yourself and your organization without causing significant disruption.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Part 1: Reconnaissance and Footprinting
Part 2: Scanning and Enumeration

Imagery, People, and Signals Intelligence

Photographs can tell you a lot and threat actors collect imagery intelligence on their targets to identify their geo-locations and any sensitive data in the background of pictures that can be used to improve their operations. People around the world are always posting pictures of themselves, their family members, and their locations on social media platforms without fully understanding how adversaries can track their whereabouts.

In this chapter, you will learn how to analyze imagery and maps to identify the physical location of a target, and collect and analyze data from public databases to identify valid usernames and passwords of people. Additionally, you will learn how to perform wireless signals intelligence to identify wireless devices within an area and profile a targeted wireless network infrastructure.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Image and metadata analysis
  • People and user intelligence
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