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Friday, August 22, 2014

FOCA : Extracting website Meta data

1.    Metadata is "data about data". It provides info about a certain item's content like for example, an image may include metadata that describes when was the picture clicked,which camera was used to click the image,the resolution etc. A text document's metadata may contain information about how long the document is, who the author is, when the document was written, and a short summary kind of document.Metadata can be useful to Penetration Testers,because it contains information about the system where the file was created, such as Name of users logged into the system,Software that created the document and OS of the system that created the document.This post will introduce to a tool know as FOCA ...that stands for

Once the project is named and u locate to store the project files, click on the Create button, as shown below :

Next thing to do is save the project file and click on the Search All button so FOCA will use search engines to scan for documents.

Right-click on the file and select the Download option, as shown below:

Right-click on the file and select the Extract Metadata option, as shown below :

Right-click on the file and select the Analyze Metadata option, as shown above :
 One can see the user who created and used this document as seen below :
You can also see what all software’s have been used to create the document.
In many cases, attackers will be able to see much more information and gather intelligence about a target, the network, usernames, etc… by using this tool.Though the tool is available with Kali but with newer versions it is only available with Windows....


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  2. thanks for share...its a very good tool for me at least but bit hanging, me using 8gb kingston ram