Information Gathering for Ethical Hackers

Gathering information about your targets is more than just a beginning steps in the overall attack, it’s the essential skill you will need to be perfect as ethical hacker.

The main focuses and benefits of footprinting for the ethical hacker:

  1. Know the security posture (footprinting helps make this clear)
  2. Reduce the focus area (Network range, number of targets, and so on).
  3. Identify vulnerabilities
  4. Draw a network map.