How to Use Banner Grabbing to Aid in Reconnaissance

As we've seen with other tools and utilities, certain things that are typically used by administrators to do their job more efficiently are often abused by attackers for exploitation. After all, hacking is just the process of getting a computer to do things in unexpected ways. Today, we will be covering a variety of methods to perform banner grabbing to learn more about the target system. Banner grabbing is a technique used to gather information about running services on a computer system. Banners refer to the messages put in place on the host that usually provide a greeting or version... more