Information Gathering using Google
School of Computer and Information Science, Edith Cowan University
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Computer and Information Science
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.