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Penetration Testing OSINT Gathering with Recon-ng

by David Clinton

Recon-ng is an open source framework built to scan the internet's vast data stores to help you discover potential security problems. This course will prepare you for the exploit testing stages of your penetration testing process.

What you'll learn

At the core of the penetration testing process is a thorough knowledge of open source intelligence (OSINT) gathering. In this course, Penetration Testing OSINT Gathering with Recon-ng, you'll learn how to use the free Recon-ng framework to find possible infrastructure vulnerabilities. First, you'll explore how the more than ninety scan modules included in Recon-ng are organized and prepared for use. Next, you'll dive into specifics of how to plan and run scans. Finally, you'll cover how to interpret and report the data that you get back. When you're finished with this course, you'll be able to leverage Recon-ng's many powerful tools to shine a bright light on the true state of your company's security.

About the author

David taught high school for twenty years, worked as a Linux system administrator for five years, and has been writing since he could hold a crayon between his fingers. His childhood bedroom wall has since been repainted. David has administered, written about, and created training material for many cutting edge technical subjects, including Linux systems, Cloud Computing (in particular Amazon's AWS), container technologies like Docker, and many in-demand DevOps tools.

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