What Is Google Dorking?

September 11, 2023

Google Dorking (Google Hacking) is the application of advanced search operators on Google for malicious purposes. The process aims to find sensitive data unavailable through standard Google searches.

Users can access sensitive information, such as personal documents, exposed databases, and unsecured servers, by applying advanced searches with certain operators.

Google Dorking has legitimate uses in research and cybersecurity but leaves an open door for harmful use.

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