Google Advanced Search and dorks
Google is the most popular search engine, capable of searching through the searchable portion of the internet and providing accurate and most relevant results much faster than other search engines. Google frequently crawls through all the websites in the world and keeps cached copies of the web pages in Google Cache. Then, Google indexes all the web pages according to the keywords. The results we derive from a Google search are not something Google has searched on the go but have been searched and indexed even before you execute your own search. That’s the reason Google suggests you use keywords whenever you start typing a query on Google search.
There are ways that we can use the hidden capabilities of Google by employing special syntaxes, which are known as Google dorks, or as Google hacking. Attackers use Google dorks to gather information from the internet using Google Search capabilities.
As an example, let us check what Google...