Lately, Google is the way in which people keep themselves updated; "Google it" are the common words used to refer to searching for anything that is unknown, or to gather relevant information on the topic in question. In this section, we will narrow down how penetration testers can utilize Google through dorks.
What is a dork ?
Dork is used for a person who is socially inept or socially awkward, or someone who doesn’t care about anything in practice.
The first step to understanding Google Hacking Database is that the testers must understand all the advanced Google operators, just like how machine-level programming engineers must understand computer OP codes. These Google operators are part of the Google query process, and the syntax of searching is as follows:
There is no space between
operator, the colon (
itemthatyouwanttosearch. The following table lists all the advanced Google operators: