Google Hacking

Bookmarks for Extreme Googling

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Google Bookmarks is a free online bookmark storage service, available to Google Account holders. Google Bookmarks allows one to bookmark favorite websites and add labels or tags, and also notes. Users can access their bookmarks from any computer by signing in to their Gmail account. The bookmarks are searchable, and searches are performed on the full text of the bookmarked pages, not just the labels and notes. Google toolbar has tools enabling a user to easily create bookmarks and quickly access them. Bookmarks can also be created manually from the web interface, or by use of third-party tools such as Firefox extensions created for the purpose of managing the user's Google Bookmarks account and keeping them synchronized to the browser's bookmarks. A simple javascript function labeled Google Bookmark is created on the Firefox Bookmarks Toolbar, which opens a window to save the bookmark to the Google Bookmarks. This same function can be imported into other browsers as a bookmarklet.

Exploring Advanced Search Features on the Web

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The aim of this document is to provide experience of using different search techniques and use advanced search features in some of the major web search engines. When you have completed these exercises you should be able to: Understand how to use various search strategies on search engines, such as phrase searching, truncation and using Boolean operators; Make effective use of web search engine features and functions.

Google Guide: Making Searching Even Easier

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Google Guide offers help with searching Google, for both the novice and the advanced user. The most useful search guides like this one always seems to come from the fringes, not from the company itself. The search terms you enter and the order in which you enter them affect both the order and pages that appear in your search results. In the examples below, click on the similar ways of specifying various searches and note how the results differ.

Google Hacking 101

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Google hacking involves using advance operators in the Google search engine to locate specific strings of text within search results. Some of the more popular examples are finding specific versions of vulnerable Web applications. The following search query would locate all web pages that have that particular text contained within them. It is normal for default installations of applications to include their running version in every page they serve.

Googling to the Max

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Google is more than a search engine. It has become a part of our culture, transforming itself into a verb ("Have you Googled him?"). It has become the search destination of over 62 million users from around the globe each month. It has burrowed its way into our everyday lives. How has a humble search engine achieved such greatness? Partly through its clean, simple look which delivers results in a beautifully uncluttered format. Partly through its extensive, unmatched index of the Web, a direct result of the company's self-proclaimed "laser-like focus on finding the right answer" for each and every user. Partly through its PageRank technology which continues to turn up truly relevant results, instead of a deluge of semi-relevant rubbish.

Using the Internet for Research: Advanced Google Searching

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A click of the Advanced Search link takes you to Google's Advanced Search page. Here you can use fill-in boxes and a series of drop-down options to expand or limit your searches. For example, you can use the Domain box to restrict your search to a specific site or to exclude a site from the search results. Using the Page Specific search you can find all pages which link to a particular page. You don't need to visit the Advanced Search page to use these features. Most of them are accessible by using keywords in the main Google search box coupled with your search terms.