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Google Hacking for Penetration Testers

This book helps people find sensitive information on the Web.Google is one of the 5 most popular sites on the internet with more than 380 million unique users per month (Nielsen/NetRatings 8/05). But, Google’s search capabilities are so powerful, they sometimes discover content that no one ever intended to be publicly available on the Web including: social security numbers, credit card numbers, trade secrets, and federally classified documents. Google Hacking for Penetration Testers Volume 2 shows the art of manipulating Google used by security professionals and system administrators to find this sensitive information and “self-police” their own organizations.Readers will learn how Google Maps and Google Earth provide pinpoint military accuracy, see how bad guys can manipulate Google to create super worms, and see how they can "mash up" Google with MySpace, LinkedIn, and more for passive reconaissance.

Security professionals, system administrators, and power users using Google’s powerful, and at times complex, search features to find sensitive information that should *NOT* be publicly available on the Web.

Paperback, 560 Pages

Published: November 2007

Imprint: Syngress

ISBN: 978-1-59749-176-1


  • Why Bother w/Google for an Assessment
    Advanced Operators
    Google Hacking Basics
    Mapping the Target Network
    Locating Exploits and Finding Targets
    10 Simple searches
    Tracking Down Web Servers, Login Portals and Network Hardware
    Usernames, Passwords and Other Secret Stuff
    Document Grinding and Database Digging
    Protecting Yourself From Google Hackers
    Programming Google Searches


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