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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2013


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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2005

    Google Hacking for Penetration Testers

    This is a compelling read! It has a lot of useful information for just plain google users too. A very comprehesive book that highlights the holes in network security. Thanks to John Long and Syngress Publishing! A must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2005

    shows how to [mis-]use Google

    We all use Google, for many different reasons. But Long points out that its sheer effectiveness has lead to an insidious activity. By crackers and phishers ('black hats'), who are trying to break into systems and get confidential data. Like being able to find a person's real name and US Tax Id or credit card numbers. Long shows how Google's many search options and comprehensive data can be used by a cracker. For example, searching for a text string written by a common web search, like Apache or IIS, that gives the server's name and version number. Typically, these are default strings that some sysadmins don't bother changing. So when the pages are made public, those strings appear, and Google lets the cracker find them. If she knows of a security bug in that server version, she can Google for who is running it and then drill down. Long goes into far more complicated attacks than that. But the example shows the gist of how Google can be (mis-)used. Long writes a disquieting text for sysadmins and Web administrators. In the rush by so many organisations to make information available, even if ostensibly only to your employees and customers, Google can expose you to vulnerability. A compelling read.

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