Review the importance of tracking the online reputation of the target using Google images, Google and Twitter alerts, specialized websites such as Webhose.io and Ubersuggest, and the importance of that activity as part of an ethical hacking exercise.
- [Instructor] When tracking reputation,…it's really important to search online.…For example, if while searching for the Landon Hotel,…I stumble upon a blog from some Landon Hotel employees…that exposed some issues:…no work/life balance, managers are incompetent,…poor training programs, friends fired for trivial reasons,…this is negative press.…You really should take a look at what's out there…and available online.…
Here's one that's called webhost.io.…Tap into all types of feeds…and here we can get some of the web data.…Now you'll want to go in and maybe create an account…so that you could do a dedicated search…and it will provide you with some more information.…And this one, this is called portia.…And this is something else,…this is where you actually have to install it.…And here you can create a spider and enter a URL,…and it will render it and will really help you…to drill down on your target.…
So, it could, again, be an individual company…or organization, an individual, or even yourself.…Here's some examples where you can take a look at those,…
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