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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

Conventions used

There are a number of text conventions used throughout this book.

Code in text: Indicates code words in text, database table names, folder names, filenames, file extensions, pathnames, dummy URLs, user input, and Twitter handles. Here is an example: “For instance, cybersecurity filetype:pdf will provide results that contain the word cybersecurity and a PDF file.”

A block of code is set as follows:

interface wlan0
    static ip_address=
    nohook wpa_supplicant

When we wish to draw your attention to a particular part of a code block, the relevant lines or items are set in bold:

kali@kali:~$ sudo apt update
kali@kali:~$ git clone

Any command-line input or output is written as follows:

kali@kali:~$ sudo apt update

Bold: Indicates a new term, an important word, or words that you see onscreen. For instance, words in menus or dialog boxes appear in bold. Here is an example: “Next, the Editing Wired connection 1 window will appear; select the IPv6 Settings tab, change Method to Disabled, and click on OK.”

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