Friday, September 09, 2011

Google Dorks and Hacks

Google Dorks:

What is a Google Dork you ask?  No it's not a nerdy person who is socially inept, it is a term to describe people or websites that are exposed and can be hacked using nothing but simple Google search terms.  Most people are unaware that Google indexes everything, even if it is not apparently out in the open online or accessible thru a link off a webpage.  If it is up on a web server and open to the public then it can be found.

Below are a few common Google hacks you can try to see what I mean:

1.) intitle:"IVC Control Panel"  (this can find security cameras online.  Many can be controlled remotely thru the website without a password :))

2.) filetype:xls   password (This little gem can find spreadsheets with sensitive information in them)
3.) filetype:csv name address ( This finds CSV files or spreadsheets with goodies in them)

There are many more out there, but these are just a few to illustrate what can be done with just a search engine.

Google Hacks:  

Google hacks are more for finding fun stuff and free items online.

1.) Just type "File Name" filetype:torrent (File Name without quotes). - (Neat way to download torrent files using Google)

2.) In Google search bar type: "Software name" 94FBR -  (This is for finding serial numbers for software)
3.) -inurl:htm -inurl:html intitle:”index of” “Last modified” mp3 ( A cool way to find music using the powerful search engine)
4.) -inurl:htm -inurl:html intitle:"index of" +("/ebooks"|"/book") +(chm|pdf|zip) +"For Dummies" (This would search for the For dummies series of books, feel free to replace it with other titles you are searching for)

So you see Google can be used for a huge variety of things other than just to see if cow urine can cure your planters warts ;)


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