Footprinting

Domain Footprinting for Web Applications and Web Services

Footprinting Internet Security Whitepapers

This methodology of harvesting domain information on domains running web applications and web services has been developed on the basis of domain information available in public databases. This methodology does not entail making requests to actual machines residing in the domain or IP address range, but rather, query public domains such as whois databases1 or gather information collected by crawlers freely running for many popular web "search engines".

Footprinting - Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets and Solutions

Footprinting Internet Security Whitepapers

The systematic footprinting of an organization enables attackers to create a complete profile of an organization's security posture. By using a combination of tools and techniques, attackers can take an unknown quantity (Widget Company's Internet connection) and reduce it to a specific range of domain names, network blocks, and individual IP addresses of systems directly connected to the Internet. While there are many types of footprinting techniques, they are primarily aimed at discovering information related to the following environments: Internet, intranet, remote access, and extranet.

Footprinting and Hacking: An Analysis of Current Methodology

Footprinting Internet Security Whitepapers Ethical Hacking

Hacking has become a significant threat to networks exposed to the Internet. In order to prevent systems from being hacked, the methods used by hackers must be well understood. Hackers begin by selecting and footprinting a target network. Once the target network is mapped, hackers proceed to map vulnerabilities and gain access by cracking passwords, using stack-smashing attacks, or spoofing the IP address of trusted machines. Hackers can then sniff internal network traffic or find other hosts that contain vital company secrets. Finally, a hacker can clean up system logs in order to conceal the fact that an attack occurred. In this paper we explain how each of these attack techniques is carried out.

Footprinting: What is it and How Do You Erase Them

Footprinting Internet Security Whitepapers

Footprinting is one of a hacker's best friends. In this paper I will discuss just exactly what footprinting is, how it affects your privacy, and how to erase your footprints. Footprinting can cause severe damage to a business and your personal life. I t can also be beneficial for you and your business. I will show you how it can be a necessary evil for you so you can protect your computer life. The systematic and methodical Footprinting of an organization enables attackers to create a complete profile of an organization's security posture. By using a combination of tools and techniques coupled with a healthy dose of patience, attackers can take an unknown entity (for example XYZ Organization) and reduce it to specific range of domain names, network blocks, and individual IP addresses of systems directly connected to the internet, as well as many other details pertaining to its security posture. Although there are many types of Footprinting techniques, they are primarily aimed at discovering information related to the following environments: Internet, intranet, remote access, and extranet.