Application security vendor Fortify reported in 2006 that 20 percent to 30 percent of the attacks it recorded as part of a six-month study came as a result of some form of search engine hacking.
Google is not particularly enamored by the efforts of some of its users to use its index for malicious gain.
"As part of Google's efforts to index all of the information online we find that on occasion malicious executable files become available to users through Google Web search," Megan Quinn, a Google spokeswoman, told internetnews.com. "We deplore these malicious efforts to violate our users' security.
"When possible, we endeavor to shield our users from these executable files," Quinn added. "However we always encourage users to keep their security software up-to-date to ensure the safest Web surfing experience."
But what kind of Codes are available I hear you all ask;
Well here's just a few of them I've found out about. . .
* Source http://www.i-hacked.com/content/view/23/42/
* intitle:"Index of" passwords modified
* "access denied for user" "using password“
* "A syntax error has occurred" filetype:ihtml
* allinurl: admin mdb
* "ORA-00921: unexpected end of SQL command“
* "Index of /backup“
* "Chatologica MetaSearch" "stack tracking:"
…and this one is just priceless…
* “login: *” “password= *” filetype:xls
Listings of what you want
* change the word after the parent directory to what you want
* "parent directory " DVDRip -xxx -html -htm -php -shtml -opendivx -md5 -md5sums
* "parent directory "Xvid -xxx -html -htm -php -shtml -opendivx -md5 -md5sums
* "parent directory " Gamez -xxx -html -htm -php -shtml -opendivx -md5 -md5sums
* "parent directory " MP3 -xxx -html -htm -php -shtml -opendivx -md5 -md5sums
* "parent directory " Name of Singer or album” -xxx -html -htm -php -shtml -opendivx -md5 -md5sums
Music (*this is already posted in another thread)
* You only need add the name of the song/artist/singer.
* Example: intitle:index.of mp3 jackson
* inurl:microsoft filetype:iso
* You can change the string to whatever you want, ex. Microsoft to Adobe, .iso to .zip etc…
* "AutoCreate=TRUE password=*" This searches the password for "Website Access Analyzer", a Japanese software that creates webstatistics. For those who can read Japanese, check out the author's site at: http://www.coara.or.jp/~passy/
Passwords in the URL
* "http://*:*@www" domainnameThis is a query to get inline passwords from search engines (not just Google), you must type in the query followed with the domain name without the .com or .net
* "http://*:*@www" gamespy or http://*:*@www”gamespy
* Another way is by just typing"http://bob:bob@www"
* "sets mode: +k"This search reveals channel keys (passwords) on IRC as revealed from IRC chat logs.
* eggdrop filetype:user userThese are eggdrop config files. Avoiding a full-blown discussion about eggdrops and IRC bots, suffice it to say that this file contains usernames and passwords for IRC users.
Access Database Passwords
* allinurl: admin mdbNot all of these pages are administrator's access databases containing usernames, passwords and other sensitive information, but many are!
* allinurl:auth_user_file.txtDCForum's password file. This file gives a list of (crackable) passwords, usernames and email addresses for DCForum and for DCShop (a shopping cart program(!!!). Some lists are bigger than others, all are fun, and all belong to googledorks.
* intitle:"Index of" config.php
* This search brings up sites with "config.php" files. To skip the technical discussion, this configuration file contains both a username and a password for an SQL database. Most sites with forums run a PHP message base. This file gives you the keys to that forum, including FULL ADMIN access to the database.
The ETC Directory
* This search gets you access to the etc directory, where many, many, many types of password files can be found. This link is not as reliable, but crawling etc directories can be really fun!
Passwords in backup files
* "This will search for backup files (*.bak) created by some editors or even by the administrator himself (before activating a new version).Every attacker knows that changing the extension of a file on a web server can have ugly consequences.
* Let's pretend you need a serial number for Windows XP Pro.
* In the Google search bar type in just like this - "Windows XP Professional" 94FBR
* the key is the 94FBR code.. it was included with many MS Office registration codes so this will help you dramatically reduce the amount of 'fake' sites (usually pornography) that trick you.
* or if you want to find the serial for WinZip 8.1 - "WinZip 8.1" 94FBR
These are only a sample of some of the fun things you can do with the wrong kind of Google search. Such strings return very random results, and are of very little use for targeted attacks. But for random hacking of peoples Frontpage password's, it's priceless.