ampakine wrote:Excluding social engineering techniques and delivering payloads via vulnerable services, how would you go about gathering information on an internet user you know absolutely nothing about? First thing I would do is get their IP by directing them to my webpage (alright that bit involves a bit of social engineering) then I'd run a whois on their IP to find out about their ISP. Then I'd run various nmap scans on their IP to start finding out about their router. Thats pretty much all I would know how to do at the moment.
rajival wrote:I didn't know you can actually do that without social engineer. I'm not a pro hacker, I'm a noob trying to learn from time to time. What are the limitations though? I mean, is it just the location and ISP that you can find out with someone's IP? I'm pretty scared with what's happening online especially finding personal information here which can be used to threaten or actually put lives at risk. I'm also trying to find solutions to stuff like that for myself and especially my family's safety.
I'm a bit frustrated on how "good" technology is now which on the other hand can be disturbing as well. I hope somebody develops something that would give me back that secured feeling.
tremor77 wrote:You can do a lot without social engineer. You can also do a lot without getting someone to visit a site with an IP/info logger (which can return invalid results if they use proxies)
tremor77 wrote:For example I took your screen name "ampakine" and did quick cross check. I found a Twitter user named Stephen B-------, also found the same SN ampakine on Klout, also on zoklet.net and sciforums.com. I found photobucket, kongregate and other profiles that offered some different directions... but I went with our Stephen potentially a male, 21 years old from the Boston area. That took less time that it has to write this post. I could be lightyears off however - I was tempted to check a lead on another guy in Ireland
ampakine wrote:BTW what search term did you use to find forum members with the username ampakine?
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