Reconnaissance with Images
Lets see how the Images speak this time.
Gathering data on a target is extremely important if we plan to execute an attack in a more efficient manner. A typical attack scenario starts with a long reconnaissance process. In this case “reconnaissance” refers to the gathering of information in any and all possible manners regarding a particular object of interest. We can gather information from websites online, dumpster-diving offline, and also through the classic act of social engineering. Online information gathering emerged after millions of people all over the world started participating in social networking sites like Orkut, Facebook, Twitter etc. People started to maintain a virtual image of themselves, which may, or may not, be similar to their real-world image. In this article, we shall see the social implications of these dual personas and how they can lead to the exploitation of vanity. We shall also look into how someone’s life can be affected and the risks of geo-localization. This article also features various tools used to perform reconnaissance with the images.
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