Doxing: The Dark Side of Reconnaissance

by Nutan Panda
Oct. 7, 2017 0 comments INFOSEC Institute Pen Testing & Audits

Doxing is a coin with two sides. Doxing can be used for security, research and collecting proof for investigation in one hand but in other hand, it can be used for cyber harassment and other serious cyber issues. But here, after lots of research, I learned that Doxing is a part of Reconnaissance, which generally focuses on its dark side. So before entering into the dark side, let’s first understand the bright side i.e. Reconnaissance. Define: Reconnaissance Reconnaissance is also known as foot printing or information gathering. It is the first step to any penetration testing. The main objective is to gather as much as information possible about the target.