Popular search engines such as Google and Microsoft’s Bing can provide a wealth of information about potential security vulnerabilities in an enterprise’s websites and systems. The technique known as Google hacking is not in itself new, but a group of researchers is trying to take it to the next level to provide a viable security service for enterprises.
At the Black Hat security conference, researchers from the firm Stach & Liu described new tools that can tap the Google and Microsoft Bing search engines to provide a rapid-alert system for securing the enterprise. Developer.com takes a look.
LAS VEGAS — The technique known as Google hacking is getting a reboot. With Google hacking, researchers dig through the search engine with specialized queries in order to locate vulnerabilities on websites.
Here at the Black Hat security conference, researchers Rob Ragan and Francis Brown from security firm Stach & Liu detailed their new efforts for hacking both Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) and the Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Bing search engine. The new tools and techniques are intended to provide a rapid alert system for enterprises to help identify risk within their organizations.