1. Information Gathering / Foot printing

Information gathering is the process to get maximum details of target host. It is a very important
part of remote hacking because the more information about target system we have, more the number of
attacks we can launch.
Information gathering is done with these steps:

  1. Find our company URL / IP address
  2. Google for more information from different websites
  3. Footprinting Through Job Sites
  4. Find out who is a record of the target domain name (open www.who.is )
  5. Find out the physical location of the victim (open www.whatismyipaddress.com)
    Case-Study:

You are working in your company as a hacker, and your company wants the physical address, IP address, employee record and domain details. Your company gives u domain name: www.kulhari.net, what should you do?

Answer:

  1. open Dos prompt and type ping kulhari.net [Enter] after that you will get the IP address of the victim.
  2. open google.com and search kulhari.net (and browse the website for all pieces of information like contact
    number, employee records, and their services)
  3. for domain owner email address and hosting company details, open: www.who.is
    And type www.kulhari.net (any target site).
  4. for the physical location of the server, open www.whatismyipaddress.com and type IP address that you get in step 1. and trace it after that.

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