Some peoples are thinking that Google hacking is The hacking whole Google. Its not true because Google is only the search engine. You can manipulate the google as per your needs by using the some of the information-gathering and vulnerability-searching using Google.
“The concept of “Google Hacking” dates back to 2002, when Johnny Long began to collect interesting Google search queries that uncovered vulnerable systems and/or sensitive information disclosures – labeling them GoogleDorks. some people call it Googlehacking.”
There are generally two types of vulnerabilities to be found on the Web:
- software vulnerabilities:-A software vulnerability is a security flaw, glitch, or weakness found in software or in an operating system (OS) that can lead to security concerns. An example of a software flaw is a buffer overflow.
- Misconfiguration:- The misconfiguration means inappropriate configuration in web or the os.
There are the attackers who are targeting the specific system and try to find the vulnerabilities all allow to access the system to the attackers.
Like wise i am showing the some of the google dorks,
intitle: <<key word>>
example: intitle:ramiz munshi
Specifying intitle, will tell google to show only those pages that have the term in their html title.
Similar to intitle, but looks for all the specified terms in the title.
Searches for the specified term in the url. For example inurl:”login.php”.
Same as inurl, but searches for all terms in the url.
Searches for specific file types. filetype:pdf will looks for pdf files in websites. Similarly filetype:txt looks for files with extension .txt
hackingbook + ext: .pdf
Similar to filetype. ext:pdf finds pdf extension files.
Searches the content of the page. Somewhat like a plain google search. For example intext:”index of /”.
Similar to intext, but searches for all terms to be present in the text.
Limits the search to a specific site only. site:http://greyhathackers.com
Practical example of the Google Hacking:-
As an example the if you want to download the Series :-
(1)I am writing only thing the index of series + <<series name (keyword)>>
(2)Open any link you will get the direct download link in above example I am opening 1st link
As an example if you are trying to finding the admin panels of websites:-
(1)First of all I am searching the inurl:adminlogin.php
(2)I Directly found the admin panel of many website this is only due to misconfiguration or the less security in websites.