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Cyber Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Defense by Robert Shimonski

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Chapter 2

Information Gathering

Abstract

In this chapter, we learn about why information gathering physically and logically is so relevant to spying, reconnaissance, and surveillance. Why a majority of spying is easily conducted over the public Internet. We discuss social media topics, National Security Agency topics (Snowden), how to conduct information gathering using simply found tools, and how to start spying on a user, group, or entity. We also discuss how to mitigate and the legal and ethical concerns that are raised.

Keywords

Backtrack
Wiretapping
Facebook
Digital Footprint
Social Media
Information Gathering
Mitigate
Identity Theft
Infiltration
Invasion of Privacy
Packet Analysis
Internet
Twitter
Wireless Networking
Maltego

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