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Linux Essentials for Cybersecurity, First Edition by William Rothwell, Denise Kinsey

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Chapter 30 Footprinting

Footprinting, or reconnaissance, is the process of discovering information about a network or system with the intent to use this information to compromise security measures. A large variety of footprinting techniques and tools can provide useful information. This information is then used in conjunction with other hacking tactics to gain unauthorized access to a network or system.

In this chapter, you learn about a variety of tools that perform footprinting operations.

After reading this chapter and completing the exercises, you will be able to do the following:

Use probing tools, such as nmap

Scan the local network

Understanding Footprinting

You may be wondering why you should learn about footprinting because it certainly ...

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