Search Engine Discovery
Search engines can be very useful for finding information about the target. Search engines can be used for two things:
- Finding sensitive information on the domain that you are attacking
- Finding sensitive information about the company and its employees in on other parts of the internet. Like forums, newsgroups etc.
Remember that the world is bigger than google. So test out the other search engines.
Baidu, binsearch.info, Bing, DuckDuckGo, ixquick/Startpage, Shodan,PunkSpider
Google is a good tool to learn more about a website.
Finding specific filetypes
Search within webaddress
Find in url
You can use the asterisk to as a wildcard:
"I've been * for a heart"
This will return answers where * is anything.
the dash excludes a specific word
This query searches for pages that used the word bananasplit.
So if a website has been taken down you can still find the cached version, of the last time google visited the site
Find login-pages on sites that use the ending .bo. For bolivia.
Here are some more
Great guide for google dorks