Tuesday, January 11, 2005
McAfee Ships Google Hacking Tool
McAfee's Foundstone division has released an upgraded tool that uses Google to help companies find vulnerabilities in their corporate web sites. The SiteDigger 2.0 tool sends queries to Google to determine if the sites have unconfigured or exposed software, taking advantage of Google's search engine index. Recently, hackers and authors of worms and viruses have been using Google to locate vulnerable web sites, called "Google Hacking". The tool requires an free API license key from Google, and runs on Microsoft operating systems.