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Abusing Google Dorking and Robots.txt - Dave Comstock Bloomcon 2017 (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

Abusing Google Dorking and Robots.txt
Dave Comstock

Bloomcon 2017

Overcoming functional fixedness bias is the basis for hacking or exploitation of every kind and two great examples of this are Google "Dorking" and abusing the robots.txt file found on web servers. Robots.txt is a file that "controls" bots by telling them which directories are off-limits; this, however, creates somewhat of a problem since the file is publicly available and can lead you to interesting places. "Dorking" aka Google Hacking is abusing Google search operators to look for everything from OSINT clues and initial footholds to passwords and known vulnerable instances of software. Will demo a variety of dorks and poke around a few robots.txt files to show how it can help in an attack.

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