Title

Information Gathering using Google

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

School of Computer and Information Science, Edith Cowan University

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Computer and Information Science

RAS ID

3234

Comments

Originally published as: Wong, L. W. (2005). Information Gathering Using Google. In Australian Computer, Network & Information Forensics Conference (pp. 87-107). Original article available here

Abstract

Google is a powerful search engine. However, by combining Google features and creativity in construction query, it will return sensitive information that usually would not be found by casual users. Attacker could use Google to look for vulnerable targets and passively gather information about their targets to assist further attacks. This paper discusses ways to exploit Google to obtain valuable information and how it can be used by attackers to perform attack. The ideas discussed are applicable to other search engines as well.

 
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