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BackTrack 4: Assuring Security by Penetration Testing by Shakeel Ali, Tedi Heriyanto

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Document gathering

The tools included in this category are used to collect information from documents available in the target domain. The advantage of using this kind of tool is that you don't go to the target website yourself, but you use Google, so the target website won't know about your action.

Metagoofil

Metagoofil is a tool that utilizes the Google search engine to get metadata from documents available in the target domain. Currently it supports the following document types:

  • Word document (doc, odt)
  • Spreadsheet document (xls, ods)
  • Presentations file (ppt, odp)
  • PDF file

Metagoofil works by:

  • Searching for all of the above file types in the target domain using the Google search engine
  • Downloading all of the documents found and saving them to the ...

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