Demystifying Google Hacks
February 28, 2011 Leave a comment
I have been thinking of publishing this paper since long but due to lack of time I was not able to complete it. I use to add and keep this paper updated when I get tired of my daily research work.
Google is world’s most popular and powerful search engine which has the ability to accept pre-defined commands as inputs and produce unbelievable results. This enables malicious users like hackers, crackers, and script kiddies etc to use Google search engine extensively to gather confidential or sensitive information which are not visible through common searches.
In this paper I shall cover the below given points that an administrators or security professionals must take into account to prevent such information disclosures:
– Google’s Advance Search Query Syntaxes
– Querying for vulnerable sites or servers using Google’s advance syntaxes
– Securing servers or sites from Google’s invasion