CHAPTER 2

Reconnaissance: Information Gathering for the Ethical Hacker

In this chapter you will

•  Define active and passive footprinting

•  Identify methods and procedures in information gathering

•  Understand the use of social networking, search engines, and Google hacking in information gathering

•  Understand the use of whois, ARIN, and nslookup in information gathering

•  Describe the DNS record types

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