Metagoofil, an information gatherer with the ability to extract metadata from public documents, can be extremely valuable when analyzing a target network.
Peter Giannoulis of The Academy.ca explains how penetration testers can use the tool to assess the security of a website or Web server. Learn how MetaGoofil probes servers for available docs, including PDFs and PowerPoints, and analyzes them for hidden data.
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About the author: Peter Giannoulis, GSEC, GCIH, GCIA, GCFA, GCFW, GREM, CISSP, is an information security consultant in Toronto, Ontario. He currently maintains www.theacademy.ca, which provides organizations streaming video on how to configure and troubleshoot many of today's top security products. He also serves as a technical director for GIAC.