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McAfee Automates Google Hacking

I mentioned before how easy it is to do some damage to networks and printers with Google. McAfee is releasing a tool that will make it easier.

McAfee has released an update to its tool that uses Google to automatically search for security holes in Web sites.

SiteDigger 2.0, delivered on Monday, looks for information about a Web site's security by sending specific queries to Google's Web database. Known as Google hacking, such searches can turn up easily exploitable flaws and sensitive information, including credit card numbers and user account information.

While this tool is supposed to be for Webmasters looking for holes in their servers, this could also easily be used for folks looking to do something nefarious. Link via SEW Blog.

Posted by Jake on 01/10/05 @ 04:17 PM
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