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Google Hacking: Ten Simple Security Searches That Work

February 27th, 2006

Google has become the de facto standard in the search arena. It´s easy, quick and powerful. For those same reasons that the general user has gravitated to Google, so have the hackers. And as we all know, if the hackers use, the security professionals need to utilize it as well. And it doesn´t hurt to have Johnny Long (with help from Ed Skoudis) showing you the ropes. Enjoy this highly informative book.

Although we see literally hundreds of Google searches throughout this book, sometimes it’s nice to know there’s a few searches that give good results just about every time. In the context of security work, we’ll take a look at 10 searches that work fairly well during a security assessment, especially when combined with the site operator, which secures the first position in our list.

As you become more and more comfortable with Google, you’ll certainly add to this list, modifying a few searches and quite possibly deleting a few, but the searches here should serve as a very nice baseline for your own top 10 list. Without further ado, let’s dig into some queries.Read Full Story

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