Demystifying Google Hacks

Contributed by Debasis Mohanty

Google is world’s most popular and powerful search engine which has the ability to accept pre-defined commands as input 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 is 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

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