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Study Strategies

This Chapter addresses information you need to know about footprinting and scanning. To gain a more in-depth understanding of these topics, readers should

  • Understand the types of information leakage that organizations can suffer from and list ways to reduce this leakage.
  • Review the type of information that a client organization has on its website, and consider how it can be used by a malicious hacker.
  • Know the various types of scans such as full, stealth, Null, and Xmas tree. You should also review the various scanning tools, such as Nmap, and understand their operations.
  • Be able to identify common ports that are associated with Windows computers.
  • Explain why null sessions are a potential risk for the organization and how the risk can be reduced.
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