Chapter 6

Initial Reconnaissance

Uncovering Seeds

Once you have a company picked to target, it’s time to have some fun. However, there is one very strong caution that must first be made.


Ethics were discussed in the Introduction, but are addressed again here because the misuse of this information can be dangerous, both to the people you are investigating and to yourself.

The rest of this book is about intelligence gathering about companies and people that have not granted you permission to investigate them. The techniques comprising the remainder of the book focus on legal and ethical ways to use these tools. However, it is entirely possible for you to use these tools improperly. The burden is upon you to understand, before you start, ...

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