We will look at some useful tools available in footprinting process of hacking. Each tool is unique and works best for different stages of footprinting.
Find information for specific website
Netcraft is a suite of tools that lets us obtain
First of all we will look at installing Netcraft extension for Firefox. It is very simple, just use link below and select Add to Firefox
Ones extension installed you can use additional information on top of your browser.
You can also run tests directly from the actual site. www.netcraft.com
1. In the browser type www.netcraft.com
2. In the box called Whats that site running enter name of website
3. On the result site list of sites appear
4. Click site report to view report pages
5. Examine the data
Location and Geography
To help us obtain physical location which may be used in other stages of hacking the following number of tools and sources can be used.
Finding location is important for techniques like dumpster diving, social engineering and many others.
Social Networking and Information Gathering
Social networking is common place for attacker to collect information during footprinting stages of attack. The following tools can be used.
Some of the excellent tools for extracting social media information are
Financial Services Information
Great sources for this sort og information are:
Gaining network Information
Here we will look at how to use and install whois utility which can give us valuable information regarding domain, ownership, ip information and more. Lets look at example of test.com domain