Chapter 4

Document Grinding and Database Digging


This chapter will cover Google hacking basics. Subjects will include Searching for database information, log files, and Office documents.


Configuration Files
Log Files
Office Documents
Database Information


There’s no shortage of documents on the Internet. Good guys and bad guys alike can use information found in documents to achieve their distinct purposes. In this chapter we take a look at the ways you can use Google to not only locate these documents but to search within these documents to locate information. There are so many different types of documents and we can’t cover them all, but we’ll look at the documents in distinct categories based on their function. Specifically, ...

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