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Questions tagged [reconnaissance]

The process of collecting information about an intended target of a malicious hack by probing the target system.

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What is the reason why I am not able to able to use Maltego unless I disable port 135 (RPC) inbound on my Windows computer?

I originally attempted to use Maltego before making any configuration changes to my firewall; however, I was being blocked because I had port 135 disabled which is what Windows uses for RPC. After ...
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Find the location of a hidden host

I'm doing a penetration test for a client who wants me to try and target a specific server. I have managed to get credentials(hard-coded in an in-house app) to a limited account on this server that ...
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Retrieve hostnames for IP addresses to connect to HTTP services, when no (reverse) DNS PTR records are available?

I'm conducting a penetration test, where I'm facing the following problem: After having retrieved a set of IP addresses through tools like whois, I cannot successfully connect to the HTTP-based ...
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How to identify additional resources when pivoting

I'm currently looking into pivoting when performing network penetration tests, but I'm having issues with reconnaissance. Given the scenario I have full control over a server, which is publicly ...