This course starts you at the first phase (out of 5) of hacking. You’ll begin the process of probing a system with the intent of attacking and compromising the target. This phase consists of either passively or actively acquiring evidence about a target. The goal is to gather as much data as possible about a would-be target with the goal of getting ample data to make future attacks easier and more directed. This course is part of the Ethical Hacking Series.