Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Information Gathering

What is Information Gathering ?

The process of well knowing the target, digging details, foot printing and keep in touch with the target is called information gathering.



Types of Information Gathering

Active Information Gathering
  • Information is gathered directly.
  • E.g. -by phone call, interviews or by face to face meeting.
Passive Information Gathering
  • Information is gathered using third party.
  • E.g. - using search engine tools, websites etc.
1st Target - Person
2nd Target - Website
3rd Target - Email-id
4th Target - Web Server


Information Gathering - Website
  • Before testing web application it is good to find information about that.
  • WHO is Information
  • Reverse IP Check
  • Website Framework
  • DNS Records
Information Gathering - Web Server
  • Web Server provides access to internet resources
  • Server Operating System
  • Services running on that server
  • Open Ports



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