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Hackers develop Google-based scanning tool

by Marianna Schmudlach / February 27, 2008 12:33 AM PST

Cult of the Dead Cow strikes again

Written by Clement James

vnunet.com, 27 Feb 2008

Notorious hacker group Cult of the Dead Cow (cDc) has released a web auditing tool which uses Google to find vulnerabilities on sites.

The group claims that the Goolag Scanner enables anyone to audit their own website via Google.

The scanner technology is based on 'Google hacking', a form of vulnerability research developed by a cDc member known as 'Johnny I Hack Stuff'.

Available as a downloadable application, Goolag makes use of 'dorks', or detailed search patterns that show untapped results for sites previously indexed by Google.

More: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2210540/hackers-develop-google-scanning

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