Synopses & Reviews
A self-respecting Google hacker spends hours trolling the Internet for juicy stuff. Firing off search after search, they thrive on the thrill of finding clean, mean, streamlined queries and get a real rush from sharing those queries and trading screenshots of their findings. I know because I’ve seen it with my own eyes. As the founder of the Google Hacking Database (GHDB) and the Search engine hacking forums at http://johnny.ihackstuff.com, I am constantly amazed at what the Google hacking community comes up with. It turns out the rumors are true—creative Google searches can reveal medical, financial, proprietary and even classified information. Despite government edicts, regulation and protection acts like HIPPA and the constant barking of security watchdogs, this problem still persists. Stuff still makes it out onto the web, and Google hackers snatch it right up. Protect yourself from Google hackers with this new volume of information.
• Learn Google Searching Basics
Explore Google’s Web-based Interface, build Google queries, and work with Google URLs.
• Use Advanced Operators to Perform Advanced Queries
Combine advanced operators and learn about colliding operators and bad search-fu.
• Learn the Ways of the Google Hacker
See how to use caches for anonymity and review directory listings and traversal techniques.
• Review Document Grinding and Database Digging
See the ways to use Google to locate documents and then search within the documents to locate information.
• Understand Google’s Part in an Information Collection Framework
Learn the principles of automating searches and the applications of data mining.
• Locate Exploits and Finding Targets
Locate exploit code and then vulnerable targets.
• See Ten Simple Security Searches
Learn a few searches that give good results just about every time and are good for a security assessment.
• Track Down Web Servers
Locate and profile web servers, login portals, network hardware and utilities.
• See How Bad Guys Troll for Data
Find ways to search for usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, social security numbers, and other juicy information.
• Hack Google Services
Learn more about the AJAX Search API, Calendar, Blogger, Blog Search, and more.
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, Googles 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 shows the art of torqueing Google used by security professionals and system administrators to find this sensitive information and 'self-police' their own organizations.
* Completely revised and updated second edition of the best-selling "Google Hacking for Penetration Testers".
* Written by "The Google Guy", Johnny Long, who maintains the world's largest database of Google Hacks.
* Find your own sensitive data through Google before the bad guys do....which is just a matter of time!
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, Googles 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 torqueing Google used by security professionals and system administrators to find this sensitive information and self-police their own organizations.
Completely updated and revised for this all new volume Read about all the new and amazing things that can be done with Google. Johnny reveals basic and advanced search techniques, basic and advanced hacking techniques, multi-engine attack query morphing, and zero-packet target foot printing and recon techniques. Check out Googles search-blocking tactics (and see them bypassed), and learn all about using Google to locate targets Google doesnt even know about
* Completely revised and updated second edition of the best-selling Google Hacking for Penetration Testers.
* Written by The Google Guy, Johnny Long, who maintains the world's largest database of Google Hacks.
* Find your own sensitive data through Google before the bad guys do....which is just a matter of time
About the Author
Johnny Long is a “clean-living” family guy who just so happens to like hacking stuff. Over the past two years, Johnny’s most visible focus has been on this Google hacking “thing” which has served as yet another diversion to a serious (and bill-paying) job as a professional hacker and security researcher for Computer Sciences Corporation. In his spare time, Johnny enjoys making random pirate noises (“Yarrrrr!”), spending time with his wife and kids, convincing others that acting like a kid is part of his job as a parent, feigning artistic ability with programs like Bryce and Photoshop, pushing all the pretty shiny buttons on them new-fangled Mac computers, and making much-too-serious security types either look at him funny or start laughing uncontrollably. Johnny has written or contributed to several books, including “Google Hacking for Penetration Testers” from Syngress Publishing, which has secured rave reviews and has lots of pictures.
Known as “The Google Guy” and Maintains the Net’s Largest and Most Popular Database of Google Hacks, Columbia, MD
Table of Contents
Why Bother w/Google for an Assessment
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