As discussed in the previous chapter, Google is also a good weapon in the hands of a social engineer. Although it was discussed earlier, it is good to see the prowess of Google in social engineering especially when it comes to collecting data about a target. Google is free and open to use while other tools that offer the same services may offer them at a price. There are many ways of using Google during social engineering attacks in order to collect data about a target. In order to understand the full capabilities of Google, it is good to be knowledgeable of the advanced operators that make this possible. These are used to give the largest and most powerful search engine in the world some special commands to help get the desired data: ...

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