April 4, 2005

Hacking Google: Being Places You Should Not

The Register has a story about Google hacking, the process of using special Google searches to get info that is thought to be behind a firewall. This is the same thing that let people get access to "private" web cams. From the article:

There are numerous ways to exploit vulnerabilities and mount attacks that allow access to the back end of ecommerce websites. "Google can do the same thing but puts it in hands of amateurs," said Long. This dumbing down of cracking opens the way to numerous attacks. Hunting for credit card numbers on insecure servers or network passwords is bad enough but the problem doesn't stop there.

Scary stuff.


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