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06 - Let Google do the job

While we all know that BigBrother Dr. Google is reading much more than it should, let's use this fact for our own intelligence.

There are several hints, despite from looking at googles help, that help us finding cool stuff.

Plenty of samples can be found at: https://www.exploit-db.com/google-hacking-database/

Google search

result

comment

intext:"Dumping data for table `orders`"

http://www.iadecor.com/DatabaseBackup/DatabasePriorToUltSeoJan14.txt

find intersting database dumps

intext:"login" department | admin | manager | company | host filetype:xls | xlsx -community -github


https://wikileaks.org/sony/docs/bonus/1/Password/radha%20passwords.xlsx

Search for matches within files

Google symbols cheet sheets

Basic Search Symbols

-

Excludes search results that include this term.

best tablets -drawing

|

Returns search results that match terms on either side of the pipe. The same as writing "OR" between search terms.

computer | tablet

@

Returns search results that match a particular social media site.

phone recall @twitter

#

Returns search results that include a specific hashtag.

#throwbackthursday

""

Returns search results that include all terms within quotes in the exact given order.

"never gonna give you up"

*

Returns search results where any words can be matched in place of the asterisk.

best * in america

..

When placed between two numbers, returns search results that match within the number range.

chromebook $200..$500

()

Used to group search terms and control the search logic of the query.

(best | worst) office suite

Popular Search Operators

cache:

Show Google's cached version of a specific page.

cache:makeuseof.com

filetype:

Returns only search results that match a particular file extension.

sleep study filetype:pdf

related:

Returns other websites that are similar to the queried website.

related:nytimes.com

site:

Returns only search results from a particular website.

productivity tips site:makeuseof.com

Other Search Operators

inanchor:

Returns pages that are linked to using anchor text matching the search query.

allinanchor:

Same as inanchor, but matching every term that appears after allinanchor.

intext:

Returns only search results that match in the page's body.

allintext:

Same as intext, but matching every term that appears after allintext.

intitle:

Returns only search results that match in the page's title.

allintitle:

Same as intitle, but matching every term that appears after allintitle.

inurl:

Returns only search results that match in the page's URL.

allinurl:

Same as inurl, but matching every term that appears after allinurl.

Informational Search Queries

define

Returns a definition of the given term.

define gregarious

time

Returns the current time at a particular location.

time stockholm

to

Convert measurements from one unit to another.

1 cup to tbsp

translate

Translates the queried terms into another specified language.

translate hello world german

weather

Returns the weather forecast for the given location or ZIP code.

weather 90210