From the “Google Hacks” files:
We’ve all known for awhile that Google indexes (nearly) everything, both good and bad. Guys like Johnny “I Hack Stuff” Long have even made a career out of using Google to find site vulnerabilities, an activity commonly referred to as “Google Hacking.”
Now at long last, Google itself is getting in on the action.
This week, Google launched new Webmaster Tools that will show site owners any malware located on their site.
So, while I still think it’s a good idea to own Johnny Long’s Google Hacks book, Google itself is now providing some really interesting information, but it’s not everything that Google itself actually indexes.
There is more info that can be publicly discovered that could really help out webmasters in the battle against malware and site vulnerabilities.
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