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Kali Linux – Information Gathering: Reconnaissance Techniques

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Kali Linux – Information Gathering: Reconnaissance Techniques

Explore the essential steps and tools in Kali Linux for conducting thorough information gathering and reconnaissance in cybersecurity.

Setting Up Kali Linux

Initiate your cybersecurity exploration by installing Kali Linux in a virtualized environment, optimized for efficient reconnaissance.

    Essential Tools for Reconnaissance

    Utilize a range of specialized tools in Kali Linux designed for effective information gathering and reconnaissance operations.

      Integrating Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Tools

      Learn how to integrate top OSINT tools for enhanced data collection and analysis in your reconnaissance phase.

        Key Links and Resources

        Access valuable resources to further your understanding and skill in information gathering using Kali Linux.

          Command Line Mastery

          Master the command line in Kali Linux, executing a series of commands essential for effective reconnaissance.

            Resources:

            Steps:

            • Install Kali into Virtual box and configure the network to Bridge mode

             

            Tools:

            • use https://ipinfo.info/ to get the IP adrress of a specific website
            • use https://hunter.io/ to identify emails addresses associated with a domain
            • use github to other tools | example: git clone
            • Scans That You Can Perform Using RED HAWK
            • use this link to get a list of top 25 OSINT open source intelligence tools: https://securitytrails.com/blog/osint-tools
            • use this tool to gather emails associated with a domain 100 links configurable (https://) email-scarper.py

            Links:

            • The Linux Filesystem Explained – https://www.linux.com/training-tutorials/linux-filesystem-explained/
            • Top Things to do after Installing Kali Linux in 2021! – https://www.ceos3c.com/security/top-things-after-installing-kali-linux/
            • The Linux command line for beginners – https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/command-line-for-beginners#1-overview

            Notes:

            • MAC Address tels you who you are and the IP adress tells you where you are

            Commands:

            • use sudo to execute commands as root | sudo su | exit to return to user
            • print working directory – pwd
            • use ls to list al the contents of a directory ls -al
            • use touch to create a new file
            • use cat to read the contents of a file
            • use echo to insert text into a file: echo Today is a really good day > testfile
            • use nano as a text editor
            • use mkdir to create a Directoy/Folder
            • use mv to move files: move file folder
            • use cp -p to copy files
            • use rm -R to remove recursively inside directories rm * -r
            • use ifconfig to get the netwrok interfaces and the IP address assigned to the interfaces
            • use nslookup to identify the IP address of a specific website
            • use whois to identify the details about a domain name
            • use whatweb 192.168.1.0-192.168.1.255 –aggression 3 -v –no-error –log-verbose=FILE to identify the technologies used on a website – https://tools.kali.org/web-applications/whatweb
            • use clear to clear the terminal
            • use theHarvester -d cogeanu.com -b google to get emails addresses associated with a website
            Cogeanu Marius
            Cogeanu Mariushttps://cogeanu.com
            Marius Cogeanu is a distinguished IT consultant and cybersecurity virtuoso based in Prague, Czechia. With a rich 20-year journey in the IT realm, Marius has carved a niche in network security and technological solutions, adeptly harmonizing tech with business requirements. His experience spans from Kyndryl to IBM, and as a valued independent consultant, where he's renowned for his innovative approaches in enhancing business operations with cutting-edge tech.Marius's forte lies in demystifying complex IT concepts, ensuring clarity and alignment for stakeholders at all levels. His commitment to staying at the forefront of industry trends and seeking innovative solutions cements his status as a go-to expert in cybersecurity. Driven by a fervent passion for technology and its potential to revolutionize businesses, Marius thrives on tackling challenging ventures, applying his prowess in network design, IT service management, and strategic planning.Currently, Marius is focused on leading-edge IT project management, infrastructure design, and fortifying cybersecurity, guiding clients through the intricate digital landscape with unmatched expertise and insight.Discover more on https://cogeanu.com

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