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Cyber Security Tutorial: A Step-by-Step Guide

Overview

What is Cybersecurity?

Lesson - 1

Cyber Security for Beginners

Lesson - 2

How to Become a Cybersecurity Engineer?

Lesson - 3

What is Ethical Hacking?

Lesson - 4

What is Penetration Testing?: A Step-by-Step Guide

Lesson - 5

What Is SQL Injection: How to Prevent SQL Injection

Lesson - 6

How to Become an Ethical Hacker?

Lesson - 7

What Is a Firewall and Why Is It Vital?

Lesson - 8

The Complete Know-How on the MD5 Algorithm

Lesson - 9

A Definitive Guide to Learn the SHA 256 Algorithm

Lesson - 10

What Is a Ransomware Attack and How Can You Prevent It?

Lesson - 11

A Look at the Top 5 Programming Languages for Hacking

Lesson - 12

The Most Informative Guide on What Is an IP Address?

Lesson - 13

The Best Ethical Hacking + Cybersecurity Books

Lesson - 14

10 Types of Cyber Attacks You Should Be Aware in 2021

Lesson - 15

The Top Computer Hacks of All Time

Lesson - 16

Top 6 Cyber Security Jobs in 2021

Lesson - 17

The Best Guide to The Top Cybersecurity Interview Questions

Lesson - 18

What Is a Brute Force Attack and How to Protect Our Data Against It?

Lesson - 19

The Top 5 Cybersecurity Skills You Must Have

Lesson - 20

Your Guide to Choose the Best Operating System Between Parrot OS vs. Kali Linux

Lesson - 21

All You Need to Know About Parrot Security OS

Lesson - 22

The Best and Easiest Way to Understand What Is a VPN

Lesson - 23

What Is NMap? A Comprehensive Tutorial for Network Mapping

Lesson - 24

What Is Google Dorking? Your Way to Becoming the Best Google Hacker

Lesson - 25

Your Best Guide to a Successful Cyber Security Career Path

Lesson - 26

The Value of Python in Ethical Hacking and a Password Cracking Tutorial

Lesson - 27

The Best Guide to Understand What Is TCP/IP Model?

Lesson - 28

What Are Keyloggers and Its Effect on Our Devices?

Lesson - 29

Best Guide to Understand the Importance of What Is Subnetting

Lesson - 30

Your Guide to What Is 5G and How It Works

Lesson - 31

How to Crack Passwords and Strengthen Your Credentials Against Brute-Force

Lesson - 32

A Look at ‘What Is Metasploitable’, a Hacker’s Playground Based on Ubuntu Virtual Machines

Lesson - 33

One-Stop Guide to Understanding What Is Distance Vector Routing?

Lesson - 34

Best Walkthrough for Understanding the Networking Commands

Lesson - 35

Best Guide to Understanding the Operation of Stop-and-Wait Protocol

Lesson - 36

The Best Guide to Understanding the Working and Importance of Go-Back-N ARQ Protocol

Lesson - 37

What Are Digital Signatures: A Thorough Guide Into Cryptographic Authentication

Lesson - 38

The Best Spotify Data Analysis Project You Need to Know

Lesson - 39

A One-Stop Solution Guide to Understand Data Structure and Algorithm Complexity

Lesson - 40

Your One-Stop Guide ‘On How Does the Internet Work?’

Lesson - 41

An Introduction to Circuit Switching and Packet Switching

Lesson - 42

One-Stop Guide to Understanding What Is Network Topology?

Lesson - 43

A Deep Dive Into Cross-Site Scripting and Its Significance

Lesson - 44

The Best Walkthrough on What Is DHCP and Its Working

Lesson - 45

A Complete Look at What a Proxy Is, Along With the Working of the Proxy Server

Lesson - 46

A Detailed Guide to Understanding What Identity and Access Management Is

Lesson - 47

The Best Guide to Understanding the Working and Effects of Sliding Window Protocol

Lesson - 48

The Best Guide That You’ll Ever Need to Understand Typescript and Express

Lesson - 49

Express REST API

Lesson - 50

All You Need to Know About Express JS Middleware

Lesson - 51

An Absolute Guide to Know Everything on Expressions in C

Lesson - 52

A Definitive Guide on How to Create a Strong Password

Lesson - 53

Ubuntu vs. Debian: A Look at Beginner Friendly Linux Distribution

Lesson - 54

Your One-Stop Guide to Learn Command Prompt Hacks

Lesson - 55

Best Walkthrough to Understand the Difference Between IPv4 and IPv6

Lesson - 56
What Is Google Dorking? Your Way to Becoming the Best Google Hacker

With the technological advancement in society, everybody can utilize Google, which is one of the most popular search engines used worldwide. You use Google to search for information, data, and other online resources. But Google isn’t just limited to this. In this tutorial on what is Google Dorking, you will see how to apply Google search techniques for hacking practices.

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What Is Google Dorking?

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Google Dorking or Google hacking refers to using Google search techniques to hack into vulnerable sites or search for information that is not available in public search results.

The Google search engine works similarly to an interpreter using search strings and operators. For example, you can say that Google reacts sensitively to certain search strings when applied with specific operators. However, you will learn more about it later in the tutorial on ‘what is Google Dorking’.

Search Operators and Commands

This section will look at some details about various operators and commands you can apply to hack into sensitive data available on the internet using the Google search engine.

Operators and commands:

  • Specific Site: This operator is used to search for a specific site.

Example: site: name of the website

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  • Specific URL: This operator is used to search for a specific keyword in the URL of the website.

Example: inurl: specified keyword

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  • Specific text in the title: This operator is used to search for data in reference to its title keyword.

Example: intitle: required keyword

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  • Specific text: This operator searches for specific content on the internet.

Example: intext: required keyword

  • Specific filetype: This operator searches for a specific file type available on the internet.

Example: filetype: pdf,doc, log, etc.

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  • Specific keyword: This operator is used to search for specific data on the internet. 

Example: “search keyword”

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  • Excluding Specific keyword: This operator is used to search for data, excluding the specified content mentioned with the operator.

Example: cyber security -site: wikipedia.org

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  • OR & AND operator: These operators are combined with other search strings to give out more efficient search results.

Example: “river” AND “cap”

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Example: “river” OR “town”

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Advanced Operators and Combinations

In this section of the tutorial on what is Google Dorking, you will not only see the working of advanced search operators but also see the combination of various operators.

To filter our search results to maximum efficiency, you require advanced operators and a combination of multiple operators.

But to avoid typing the operators and combinations each time to search for information, you can refer to the Google Hacking Database. The Google Hacking Database is a database with hundreds of combinations of multiple operators and advanced operators.

Some of the examples are:

  • Webcam/Camera Feeds: By applying this search string, you can access open/public webcams or CCTVs available on the internet.

Search String: intitle:”webcamXP 5”

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  • [Specific keyword] filetype of file: By combining two operators, you can filter the search results further.

Search String: amazon.com filetype:pdf

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  • Searching for Log files: You can access log-type files available on the internet using the following search string. This String can be used to access public passwords.

Search String: filetype: log

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Safety Measures Against Google Dorking

With the information mentioned in this tutorial on what is Google Dorking, you have understood that your data is not entirely safe on the internet.

To safeguard our information from Google Dorking/Google Hacking to a certain extent, you can refer to some of the below-mentioned measures:

  1. Use passwords to protect data and information directories.
  2. Apply tools to search for loopholes in the information available on the internet.
  3. Store sensitive data and passwords in complex patterns rather than plaintext.
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Conclusion

In this tutorial on what is Google Dorking, you understood how to apply Google search techniques to access sensitive information that was knowingly or unknowingly released on the internet. 

As learned earlier in the tutorial, you can also apply advanced search strings to search for important data. For example, Google Dorking is just a way for you to gain experience with the hacking techniques and not perform illegal hacking attempts.

To learn more about the topic and become an expert in various aspects of cyber skills, you can refer to Simplilearn’s Cyber Security Expert course. By the end of this professional course, you will not only become proficient in cyber security skills but also gain some knowledge from the perspective of a hacker and will be able to protect your system from attacks similar to Google Dorking. 

Do you have any questions related to this tutorial on what is Google Dorking? If yes, feel free to mention them in the comment section at the bottom of this page. Our team will help you solve your queries ASAP. 

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