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Penetration Testing with Perl by Swizec Teller

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Chapter 6. Open Source Intelligence

Open source intelligence (OSINT) refers to intelligence gathering from open and public sources. These sources include search engines, the client target's web-accessible software or sites, social media sites and forums, Internet routing and naming authorities, public information sites, and more. If done properly and thoroughly, the practice of OSINT can prove to be useful to strengthen social engineering and remote exploitation attacks on our client target as we search for ways to gain access to their systems and buildings during a penetration test.

What's covered

In this chapter, we will cover how to gather the information listed using Perl:

  • E-mail addresses from our client target using search engines and social ...

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