This is Harsh and in this blog we are going to see one of the important aspect of Cyber Security that is Open-Source Intelligence. As a security expert you should know about Open-Source Intelligence, so let’s get into Top 5 Open Source Intelligence tools.
What is Open-Source Intelligence ?
Open-Source Intelligence is a collection of methods and tools used to collect/grab, analyze data which is accessible publicly, which then can be used in intelligence context. There are many tools and method available for performing Open-Source Intelligence. In other words the penetration tester make use of publicly available information for performing an attack or finding an flaw in a system. So in this blog we are going to study top five Open-Source Intelligence tools.
Top 5 Open Source Intelligence tools/techniques used by security professionals.
Maltego is a tool used by Cyber Security Professional to grab/collect publicly available information and view in graphs for Data Mining and Analysis . The link to download is available above. This particular tool is available for Windows, Linux and also for Mac.
Shodan is search engine for hackers in security context. This particular search engine is capable of searching the targeted device or a company info include there servers located around the world. This information can include info of devices like computers, laptops, webcams, traffic lights and various IoT devices.
#3. Google Dorks
Google Dorking or Google Hacking are the techniques used by hackers or security professionals to find security flaws to exploit into system/website/server. In this technique the security expert just make use of giant search engine Google.
Recon-ng is a open source tool used to gather information before performing an actual attack. It is a quick and powerful tool to perform reconnaissance. This tools is written in python and comes in-built in Kali Linux.
theHarvestoris tool just like the sublister used by pen tester for gathering information like vulnerable open ports, e-mails, domains, sub-domains. This tool comes in-built with Kali Linux.
In this article , We have covered top 5 Open Source Intelligence tools.