What is Passive Reconnaissance?


What does it mean when an attacker is performing passive reconnaissance or passive foot printing on our network?

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When it comes to attackers, information gathering, or reconnaissance is extremely important and can be a determining factor in successful attacks. Through Passive Reconnaissance techniques, attackers can gain valuable information about our network without directly interacting with systems. Information can be gathered from places such as network device configurations, network services like DNS, and external websites like the Wayback Machine.

Join me in this video as we define Passive Reconnaissance and describe techniques that attackers might use against our networks. By the time you have finished this video, you will be much more informed about various places to identify sensitive information being leaked about your network.

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