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Banner Grabbing Spots Your Out-of-Date Software

02.26.21

You may be asking yourself, “What is Banner Grabbing?” It is very simple actually; banner grabbing is typically known as a way to gain information about a system (typically a computer system) on a connected network and or the services that are runnin

Banner Grabbing Spots Your Out-of-Date Software 


Feb 20, 2021

You may be asking yourself, “What is Banner Grabbing?” It is very simple actually; banner grabbing is typically known as a way to gain information about a system (typically a computer system) on a connected network and or the services that are running on the ports that are open on this network. This banner grabbing technique is typically used by administrators and users to take a general synopsis of what is going on with their systems and networks. Banner grabbing is used to search for information about a computer on a network and the services (like the names and versions of the Softwares) running on the networks or open ports. This is an excellent tool to test the penetration of your networks and devices. 


Why would I use banner grabbing?


A great reason to use a banner grabbing search to reveal potential venerable Softwares you are running—another excellent reason to use a banner grabbing search to see the software versions on your network. Out-of-date Softwares can lead to many common hacks and hacking attempts. As mentioned in our previous article, “ Instagram Gave Access to Hackers,” we discuss how the April 2020 Instagram attack most notably affected applications using an older version of the application. Though a later version was available for update, Instagram users who did not update their application were subject to hacking. This same principle applies to many Software in the workplace. 


Many office places (and even websites) include various Softwares being used by many individuals, and it may be hard to keep track of all of the potential out-of-date Softwares that may be operating on your behalf. A seamless and almost effortless answer to this problem is using a simple banner grabbing search. Overall, banner grabbing searches are an excellent way to test the penetration of your networks and devices and keep your information safe and secure. 


Synergy Infosec offers a precise, web-hosted banner grabbing tool that allows you to safely search your network, ports, and systems on our easy-to-use tools dashboard. This tool is designed to empower users and help you learn more about potential vulnerabilities within your networks and systems. Synergy Infosec also offers convenient and down-to-earth consulting services to discuss any findings you are unsure of or how to move forward with potential vulnerabilities.

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