I am about to assigned to a very exciting project and one of the most important elements of hacking is passive enumeration. I mean to bring down an organization or their networks, passive enumeration is definitely a must! This weekend i was scouring around for effective tools that would allow me to perform my search much faster and in a more logical and graphical manner and i happen to stumble on a site called Paterva. This is a wonderful toy for passive enumeration. You can basically search for a person, DNSName, Website, Email, etc and it will return you with results of what a person had visited, the sites he visted, the words he used, etc. Of course instead of searching for a person, you can also perform searches for organization. I know people are going to say that this can also be done in google dorking. Well, thats absolutely true, google dorking is so much powerful with more explosive results. However, not everyone is an expert in that area and i mean this is only the surface of passive enumeration. To excel deeper, you would of course require certain skills like google dorking to do so. I am pretty much happy with Paterva because of its simplicity and the ability to produce results in a more systematic manner. Try it for yourself.
The Hacka Man