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Information Gathering Method

Network Information Gathering

  • Public information
  • Target's website, location, and related organizations
  • Organizational structure and personnel, personal information, telephone, email
  • Network configuration and security policy
  • Find security vulnerabilities or private information using a search engine
  • Google Hacking Database
  • Basic Google search techniques
  • Clear and simple keywords
  • Describe what you are looking for in a concise and simple manner
  • Unique description words
  • Public information database
  • Personal information from Census Bureau
  • Enterprises and other entities: YellowPage, Enterprise Credit Information Network
  • Website, domain name, IP address: whois
  • Google Map, Google Earth, Google Street View

IP Address Lookup

  • whois database
  • GeoIP
  • IP2Location