The first step along our path to system conquest is digging up information on the target. Fortunately, in the connected age that we live in, there is a lot of information that is available online somewhere if you know how and where to look for it. The easy availability of information means that there is a lot of it easily available. Of course, there are privacy issues related to all of the information that is so easily available, but for the moment we aren’t concerned about privacy. In fact, we will be grateful for the free-flowing information that you will find you have access to without having to resort to any trickery, deceit, or law breaking. Not even any potential law breaking. You may be aware of stories of dumpster diving and other means of obtaining information from the days long before information became so free and easy to come by. These sorts of tactics are almost entirely unnecessary.