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What Is Recon ? Information Gathering 

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FootPrinting / Info Gathering 
process of gathering & collecting data wrt a network or system.
It reveals the system vulnerbailites & weaknesses that can be used to gain access or attack a system.

Types of FP:
Active: it directly gathers info frm wbsits like web servers, banner grbng web srvers ,bnr grbng ftp srvrs. 

Passive: No contact with the subject , info gatherd from third party like yahoo , diff search engines etc. Info that available publicaly.

Steps to Info Gathering

1)finding the initial info 
2)address range of network
3)search active machines
4)find open ports or access points
5)services on each port
6)map of network

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