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I’ve been searching Internet and found lots of interesting info about how to use Google for hacks and different intuitive ways to use search strings to get useful information. Googledorks already uses these to compile their lists. However I was unable to find some information and explanations in there. So I’ve decided to compile a nice guide for Useful Google Hacks and Tricks for readers and myself. I’ve included as much credits I can at the bottom of this post including authors websites, however, if I’ve missed any, feel free to comment and I’ll ensure they are included. Also note that, these information’s are publicly available in many websites, so it was quite hard for me to credit original authors/finders.
Useful Google Hacks
Google is #1 ranked search engine in modern Internet. They are a giant who got access to your website, your mobile, your eCommerce site, your IRC site and god knows what else. That means they get a massive amount of information’s and data. Out of those there’s always the chance of leaked sensitive data such as server config, password file, backup file, proprietary materials such as eBooks, Music, PDF, Word Documents, Serial Number etc. In this post I will try to show how to use Google hacks to gather information and looks for exploitable information. If you find something important, please try to contact the owner and report the search string to Google rather than abusing it. I am not responsible how readers might or mights not use the information provided below.
Hacking Security Cameras
Now this is a known one, We’ve all tried it at some point. I am not even sure if this is allowed or not, but I definitely think IP cameras should be more secured so that people can’t look into your Baby Monitor or simple Home Security Cameras. Different vendors provided product specific patches in different times, be sure to spread the word so that you’re not the victim of unsolicited prying.
There exists many security cameras used for monitoring places like parking lots, college campus, road traffic etc. which can be hacked using Google so that you can view the images captured by those cameras in real time. All you have to do is use the following search query in Google. Type in Google search box exactly as follows and hit enter
Click on any of the search results (Top 5 recommended) and you will gain access to the live camera which has full controls.
You now have access to the Live cameras which work in real-time. You can also move the cameras in all the four directions, perform actions such as zoom in and zoom out. This camera has really a less refresh rate. But there are other search queries through which you can gain access to other cameras which have faster refresh rates. So to access them just use the following search query.
intitle:”Live View / – AXIS”
Click on any of the search results to access a different set of live cameras. Thus you have hacked Security Cameras using Google.
Hacking Personal and Confidential Documents
Using Google it is possible to gain access to an email repository containing CV of hundreds of people which were created when applying for their jobs. The documents containing their Address, Phone, DOB, Education, Work experience etc. can be found just in seconds.
intitle:”curriculum vitae” “phone * * *” “address *” “e-mail”
You can gain access to a list of .xls (excel documents) which contain contact details including email addresses of large group of people. To do so type the following search query and hit enter.
Also it’s possible to gain access to documents potentially containing information on bank accounts, financial summaries and credit card numbers using the following search query
Hacking Google to gain access to Free Stuffs
Ever wondered how to hack Google for free music or eBooks. Well here is a way to do that. To download free music just enter the following query on Google search box and hit enter.
Now you’ll gain access to the whole index of Eminem album where in you can download the songs of your choice. Instead of Eminem you can substitute the name of your favorite album. To search for the eBooks all you have to do is replace “Eminem” with your favorite book name. Also replace “mp3″ with “pdf” or “zip” or “rar”.Read the rest of it here: Useful Google hacks