In the footprinting and reconnaissance stage of ethical hacking there are many resources online to view someone’s digital footprint. Learn how to use good sense while online, along with other steps you can take to be less vulnerable to exposure.
- [Instructor] In the footprinting and reconnaissance stage…of ethical hacking, it is very difficult not to be seen,…as there are so many resources online…to view someone's digital footprint.…In fact, traces of the internet stay online…for many, many years.…Let's take a look at the Wayback Machine.…This is an internet archive.…Now, some of the information we can find easily…or we really may have to take a closer look,…but let's just use a generic site,…something like Disney.com where we can take a look…and see what they've archived.…
Now, once we open up the Wayback Machine,…you can see that it has a timeline…of when they first started archiving the sites.…Now, I'm going to go back to 1996,…and if you scroll down, what is in blue is…what was archived.…That doesn't mean that they didn't have a website…beforehand, it was that they didn't have a snapshot prior…to that time.…Now I'll open it up and here we can see a little bit…of Disney, some of the things that they've done.…
I'm going to go back one step, and let's take a look at…
Note: Our Ethical Hacking series maps to the 18 parts of the EC-Council's certification exam. This course maps to the 02 Footprinting and Reconnaissance domain.
- Using competitive intelligence
- Hacking with search engines
- Using email for footprinting
- Getting social
- Mirroring websites
- Using Ping, Tracert, nslookup, and dig
- Taking footprinting countermeasures
- Pen testing for footprinting