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Oct 23 2017   4:51PM GMT

passive reconnaissance

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Passive reconnaissance is an attempt to gain information about targeted computers and networks without actively engaging with the system. Continued…

Quote of the Day

“The more information a security administrator has about a cloud platform, the better the organization can protect and monitor it. There are many ways to gather this information, both passively, through cloud reconnaissance, and actively, through cloud enumeration.” – Frank Siemons

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Trending Terms
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Quiz Yourself
These are also known as ethical hackers and strive to operate in the public’s best interest, rather than to create turmoil.
a. What are black hat hackers?
b. What are white hat hackers?

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