Monday, June 23, 2008

Google search hacking

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Google Operators:

Operators are used to refine the results and to maximize the search value. They are your tools as well as ethical hackers’ weapons
Basic Operators:

+, -, ~ , ., *, “”, ,


Advanced Operators:

allintext:, allintitle:, allinurl:, bphonebook:, cache:, define:, filetype:, info:, intext:, intitle:, inurl:, link:, phonebook:, related:, rphonebook:, site:, numrange:, daterange

Basic Operators !!

(+) force inclusion of something common

Google ignores common words (where, how, digit, single letters) by default:
Example: StarStar Wars Episode +I

(-) exclude a search term
Example: apple –red

(“) use quotes around a search term to search exact phrases:
Example: “Robert Masse”

Robert masse without “” has the 309,000 results, but “robert masse” only has 927 results. Reduce the 99% irrelevant results

Basic Operators

(~) search synonym:
Example: ~food
Return the results about food as well as recipe, nutrition and cooking information

( . ) a single-character wildcard:
Example: m.trix

Return the results of M@trix, matrix, metrix…….
( * ) any word wildcard

Advanced Operators: “Site:”

Site: Domain_name
Find Web pages only on the specified domain. If we search a specific site, usually we get the Web structure of the domain



Advanced Operators: “Filetype:”

Filetype: extension_type

Find documents with specified extensions

The supported extensions are:

- HyperText Markup Language (html) - Microsoft PowerPoint (ppt)
- Adobe Portable Document Format (pdf) - Microsoft Word (doc)
- Adobe PostScript (ps) - Microsoft Works (wks, wps, wdb)
- Lotus 1-2-3 - Microsoft Excel (xls)
(wk1, wk2, wk3, wk4, wk5, wki, wks, wku) - Microsoft Write (wri)
- Lotus WordPro (lwp) - Rich Text Format (rtf)
- MacWrite (mw) - Shockwave Flash (swf)
- Text (ans, txt)

Note: We actually can search asp, php and cgi, pl files as long as it is text-compatible.

Example: Budget filetype: xls

Advanced Operators “Intitle:”

Intitle: search_term

Find search term within the title of a Webpage

Allintitle: search_term1 search_term2 search_term3
Find multiple search terms in the Web pages with the title that includes all these words

These operators are specifically useful to find the directory lists

Find directory list:
Intitle: Index.of “parent directory”

Advanced Operators “Inurl:”

Inurl: search_term
Find search term in a Web address

Allinurl: search_term1 search_term2 search_term3
Find multiple search terms in a Web address

Inurl: cgi-bin
Allinurl: cgi-bin password

Advanced Operators “Intext;”

Intext: search_term
Find search term in the text body of a document.

Allintext: search_term1 search_term2 search_term3
Find multiple search terms in the text body of a document.

Intext: Administrator login
Allintext: Administrator login

Advanced Operators: “Cache:”

Cache: URL
Find the old version of Website in Google cache

Sometimes, even the site has already been updated, the old information might be found in cache


Advanced Operators

Conduct a number range search by specifying two numbers, separated by two periods, with no spaces. Be sure to specify a unit of measure or some other indicator of what the number range represents

Computer $500..1000
DVD player $250..350

Advanced Operators: “Daterange:”

Daterange: -

Find the Web pages between start date and end date

Note: start_date and end date use the Julian date
The Julian date is calculated by the number of days since January 1, 4713 BC. For example, the Julian date for August 1, 2001 is 2452122


Vulnerabilities date range: 2453196-2453258

Advanced Operators “Link:”

Link: URL
Find the Web pages having a link to the specified URL

Related: URL
Find the Web pages that are “similar” to the specified Web page
info: URL

Present some information that Google has about that Web page
Define: search_term

Provide a definition of the words gathered from various online sources


Define: Network security

Advanced Operators “phonebook:”

Search the entire Google phonebook
Search residential listings only
Search business listings only

Phonebook: robert las vegas (robert in Las Vegas)
Phonebook: (702) 944-2001 (reverse search, not always work)
The phonebook is quite limited to U.S.A

But the Question rises What can Google can do for an Ethical Hacker?

Search sensitive information like payroll, SIN, even the personal email box

Vulnerabilities scanner

Transparent proxy

So how but if i tell u a different way to search
k lets do this type in the following statements n c d results
we can only provide u the guidelines, now u need to implement your Creativity to Keep it rolling.


Salary filetype: xls site: edu

Security social insurance number

Intitle: Payroll intext: ssn filetype: xls site: edu

Security Social Insurance Number

Payroll intext: Employee intext: ssn Filetype: xls

Filetype: xls “checking account” “credit card” - intext: Application -intext:
Form (only 39 results)

Financial Information

Intitle: “Index of” finances.xls (9)

Personal Mailbox

Intitle: Index.of inurl: Inbox (inurl: User OR inurl: Mail) (220)

Confidential Files

“not for distribution” confidential (1,760)
Confidential Files
“not for distribution” confidential filetype: pdf (marketing info) (456)

OS Detection

Use the keywords of the default installation page of a Web server to search.

Use the title to search

Use the footer in a directory index page

OS Detection-Windows
“Microsoft-IIS/5.0 server at”

OS Detection - Windows
Default web page?
Intitle: “Welcome to Windows 2000 Internet Services” IIS 5.0

OS Detection –Apache 1.3.11-1.3.26
Intitle: Test.Page.for.Apache seeing.this.instead

OS Detection-Apache SSL enable
Intitle: “SSL/TLS-aware” (127)

Search Passwords

Search the well known password filenames in URL
Search the database connection files or configuration files to find a password and username
Search specific username file for a specific product

Search Passwords

Inurl: etc inurl: passwd

Search Passwords

Intitle: “Index of..etc” passwd

Search Passwords

Intitle: “Index of..etc” passwd

Search Passwords

Inurl: admin.pwd filetype: pwd

Search Passwords
Filetype: inc dbconn

Search Passwords

Filetype: inc intext: mysql_connect

Search Passwords

Filetype: ini +ws_ftp +pwd (get the encrypted passwords)

Search Passwords

Filetype: log inurl: “password.log”

Search Username
+intext: "webalizer" +intext: “Total Usernames” +intext: “Usage Statistics for”

License Key
Filetype: lic lic intext: key (33) (license key)

Sensitive Directories Listing
Powerful buzz word: Index of
Search the well known vulnerable directories names

Sensitive Directories Listing
“index of cgi-bin” (3590)

Sensitive Directories Listing
Intitle: “Index of” cfide (coldfusion directory)

Sensitive Directories Listing
Intitle: index.of.winnt

Get the serial number you need ! (For Certain Things)

1) Go to Google.

2) Use Keyword as "Product name" 94FBR

3) Where, "Product Name" is the name of the item you want to find the serial number for.

4) And voila - there you go - the serial number you needed.


Quite simple really. 94FBR is part of a Office 2000 Pro cd key that is widely distributed as it bypasses the activation requirements of Office 2K Pro. By searching for the product name and 94fbr, you guarantee two things. 1) The pages that are returned are pages dealing specifically with the product you're wanting a serial for. 2) Because 94FBR is part of a serial number, and only part of a serial number, you guarantee that any page being returned is a serial number list page.

See these example searches:

"Photoshop 7"+94FBR
"Age of Mythology"+94FBR
"Nero Burning Rom 5.5"+94FBR