Google, a search engine which serves about 80% of total search engine industry traffic could be used to find secrets on the web which is difficult to find otherwise. These secrets could be anything from Personal Information to Confidential Data which because of someone’s stupidness (Read – Lack of Security Measures Implementation) is indexed by Google.
It is very much possible to search for these information easily because of the vast querying capabilities provided by Google.
Using single line commands one can search for personal details like email, passwords, admin accounts, webservers etc.
For just the sake of experiment, i queried Google for emails and found a shocking ‘Half A Million‘ addresses in plain text and that too without much effort – Scary huh..!!
To search for personal data following queries can be used :-
Recently, i read a book ‘Dangerous Google :: Searching For Secrets‘ by Michal Piotrowski which completely changed my view of Google forever.
The author wrote a very sticky line which engaged me into reading the book :-
Information which should be protected is very often publicly available, revealed by careless or ignorant users. The result is that lots of confidential data is freely available on the Internet – just Google for it.
The above commands (queries) are from this book only, to know more give the book a quick read-through.
I don’t know the author but the information provided makes me share it (hope it’s OK with the author).
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