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Gather Information from FTP Search Engines

Gather Information from FTP Search Engines

Gather Information from FTP Search Engines

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) search engines are used to search for files located on the FTP servers; these files may hold valuable information about the target organization. Many industries, institutions, companies, and universities use FTP servers to keep large file archives and other software that are shared among their employees. FTP search engines provide information about critical files and directories, including valuable information such as business strategies, tax documents, employee’s personal records, financial records, licensed software, and other confidential information.Here, we will use the NAPALM FTP indexer FTP search engine to extract critical FTP information about the target organization.

Launch any browser, in this lab we are using Mozilla Firefox. In the address bar of the browser place your mouse cursor and type https:// www.searchftps.net/ and press Enter.

NAPALM FTP indexer website appears, as shown in the screenshot.

In the search bar, type apple and click Search.

You will get the search results containing critical files and documents related to the target organization, as shown in the screenshot.

Gather Information from FTP Search Engines

This concludes the demonstration of gathering information from the FTP search engine.

You can also use FTP search engines such as FreewareWeb FTP File Search (https://www.freewareweb.com) to gather crucial FTP information about the target organization.

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