Footprinting

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For the molecular biology technique, see DNA footprinting.

Footprinting is the technique of gathering information about computer systems and the entities they belong to. This is done by employing various computer security techniques, as:--

When used in the computer security lexicon, "footprinting" generally refers to one of the pre-attack phases; tasks performed prior to doing the actual attack. Some of the tools used for footprinting are Sam Spade, nslookup, traceroute, Nmap and neotrace.

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