Google hacking doesn’t mean to hack Google. Google hacking term used when a hacker tries to find vulnerable targets or sensitive data by using the Google search engine.In Google hacking hackers use search engine commands to locate sensitive data and vulnerable devices on the Internet. Google supports a multitude of operators and modifiers that add a ton of power to google searching
I am going to explain some operators used in Google hacking
This will return all the pages that have word entered after the intitle (as we used operator here) in the title of the page. If you want to check for multiple keywords in title use allintitle in place of intitle.
This will return all the pages that have word entered after the inurl in the url of a page. If you want to check for multiple keywords in url use allinurl in place of inurl.
This will return all the pages that have certain keywords in that particular site or domain.
This will list down webpages that have links to the specified webpage.
This will return all the pages that have word entered after the intext in the particular website. If you want to check for multiple keywords in website use allintext in place of intext.
The “related:” will list web pages that are “similar” to a specified web page. For Example:
“related:www.hyderabadhack.blogspot.com” will list web pages that are similar to the hyderabadhack homepage
The cache operator will search through google’s cache and return the results based on those documents. You can alternatively tell cache to
highlight a word or phrase by adding it after the operator and URL.
This tag will give you the information that Google has on the given URL.
This will restricts Google search for files on internet with particular extensions (i.e. doc, pdf or ppt etc).
Well, the Google’s query syntaxes discussed above can really
help people to precise their search and get what they are
exactly looking for.
Looking for vulnerable sites using Google Hacks
allintitle: “index of /root”
allintitle: “index of /admin”