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Google Hack on Document

Beside using google hack query to look for songs and movies. I’d like to give an example query on how to use google hack to search document across the web.

Google Hack
pic by Brian Sawyer

As an example, let say we want to look books about “Angels and Demons”, i can give two query samples that help you search books about it. But let me give a warning before that if we want to use this query, the result in google is 98% filled with illegal use of copyrighted material, so proceed with cautious and another warning is make sure that your PC is installed with the latest antivirus and dont ever use this query with Internet Explorer Browser, because IE is prone to Cross-Site Scripting(XSS). We never know the search result site is infected or not.

The first query to look for document that have Angels and Demons keyword is

-inurl:(htm | html | php ) intitle:”index of” +”last modified” +”parent directory” +description +size +( pdf | lit | rtf ) “Angels and Demons”

And the other is the one that is more accurate but lesser result because the search query is targeted on the ebook or ebooks named folder.

-inurl:htm -inurl:html intitle:”index of” +(“/ebooks”|”/book”) +(chm|pdf|zip) +”Angels and Demons” “Last Modified”

To use the query we could directly click on the query above or u could copy paste the query on to google search bar. To modified the query in to anything that we want to search, just copy the file extension that we want to search, like if we want to look for a microsoft word document, just add or change the (chm|pdf|zip) keyword into (doc) or (chm|pdf|zip|doc).

The ( | ) sign resembles the meaning or, so if the query use (chm|pdf|doc) it meant to search file that have a file extension of thebookthatyouwant.chm or thebookthatyouwant.pdf or thebookthatyouwant.doc

Like i said before about google hack, there’s a lot of website that offer this kind of function to search books, songs or a movies. So why do we need to learn this query to look for books etc on google? The purpose to learn this tutorial is just a back-up plan, in case the favorite website that u visit is down or filled with spam.

Yup there’s a high probability that the site that offer this kind of function can be filled with spam/malware/virus, base on my experience there are 4 site that was my favorites happen to have virus, the site is down or change into a must register site.

Here a couple of website that are my preferred site to search specifically on pdf document

In case you’re not sure about the safety in using this site, just use the latest Firefox browser with NoScript add-on, or use Opera browser instead.

Simple Way to Check Whether Your Gmail Account Has Been Hack or Not

There are two of my favorite site in my google reader that their domain name has been stolen, MakeUseOf.com and David Airey. All of the incident have two things in commons, they both use Gmail as their web mail to store valuable information and use Goddady as their Registrar.

I dont want to discuss about Godaddy but i would like to describe about Gmail, because by far Gmail to me is the best web mail, and i’d like to share tips to check whether you account has been hack or not.

One of the common method to know whether your gmail account has been compromised by cracker (Person who use hacking to do evil things) is by checking the “Filters” and the “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” in the setting page of your Gmail. This is just one way to check whether your gmail has been compromised or not, i don’t know other method.

Here is the step by step with the screenshot:

  1. Click on “Settings” on the right above corner of your gmail
  2. here are a closer one, click on “Settings”

  3. Then click on “Filters” tab
  4. If u never use Filters tab before then there should be no list in it, but if you have use it, check the filters and double check to make sure you dont forward it to unidentified email.

    If u found a list on the filters that u dont know, delete it right away.

  5. Last Check the “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” Tab
  6. From Web IV

    if u never use any of these feature or even understand it, just disabled it all, To disable it set it in to
    Forwarding: Disable
    POP Download: 1. Status: POP is disabled
    IMAP Access:1. Status: IMAP is disabled

Capiche? u could leave a comment to ask more.

OMG, There are unauthorized changes that i didn’t know?!
(like adding filter or POP setting)!!

First delete it right away and change the gmail password.
If u ever store password about others critical site on your gmail account, for god sake change it quickly.

Make your password really strong, u could check how strong your password in Microsoft Password checker and read about Strong passwords: How to create and use them(Microsoft) too. Note: if u still not confident using Gmail, u could always use Yahoo or personal email using your domain name.

To go depth in to the process of Gmail hijacking, u could read in detail at GNUCITIZEN site in Google GMail E-mail Hijack Technique

Update:
Gmail also keeps a list of the last few IPs that have logged in at the bottom of the page. Much easier to keep track of * From: Nuke It dot Org

Here are the screenshot to see the IP log

Click on the “Details” to see the IP log for the last IP on 5-12 hours

Update:
Just found an interesting new post from Gnucitizen and others about Gmail Exploit

Google Hack?

Google Hack
pic by xcaballe

My first post on August 2006 in this site is about google hack, but the site got hack on January 2007 and wipe out the entire database, so i had rebooted this site on February 2007 with also the first post about google hack

But in the era of everything instant, do u want to remember those horrific code to hack search using google?
here are an example of one in searching a Alicia Keys songs.


-inurl:(htm | html | php | asp | aspx | pl | py | cgi) intitle:”index of” +”last modified” +”parent directory” +description +size +( avi | mp3 | wmv | mov ) “alicia keys”

With this code, Google will search all listed open directory with the song type MP3 and all movie type .avi, .wmv, .mov related with the keyword Alicia Keys. But for god sake there is an easier way to remember this rather than typing it all again. There are couple of site that use google hack in retrieving those files u needed. but this is the site that i preferred the most in using google hack.

http://g2p.org

this are the first site that i remembered i use that offer an ease of searching using google searches


So what does g2p do?

-G2P (Google to Person) uses some crafty Google searches to help locate open directories or otherwise shared files. These files have been uploaded and shared by nice people. Without them, our searches wouldnt work.

The song that i search usually accurate, but be careful sometimes those site are infected with viruses but google will warn u if there’s that kind of activity going on in that site or the easier use noscript add-on in ur firefox.

Here are a couple of site that features offer similar function that are my favorites
http://rapidlibrary.com (Rapidshare search engine)
http://ebookee.com/ (Rapidshare listing but only on ebooks)
http://www.pdfgeni.com/ (pdf or document seach engine)

U could see other web service search engines listing in Makeuseof Directory listing on search engines to look for similar function.

Google Define and Google Currency

There are two things that i often use in google beside searching. Google Define and Google Currency function in the search box. I have to admit that i still have a lot to learn in english vocabulary and using using google define really help me in learning. In case u never knew how to use google define, i’ll show u an example. Let say that i dont understand the word “recursive” and an acronym “NFSW”. The simple way to use is by opening google.com and type “define:recursive” or “define:NFSW

or

then search, u should see the result appear

The other function that i use is the google currency. I usually use it when i want to know what is the price of a certain item in my country currency, in this case Rupiah or IDR (Indonesian Rupiah). The price that i look usually are books at amazon or ebay, example i look at amazon looking at You Can Paint Pastels book at a price $21.88 USD (United States Dollar). Now to know what is the price in Indonesian Rupiah i just type in google search 21.88 USD in IDR

Voila! and comes up the result! in case u want to use other currency like british pound u can use GBP ( Great Britain Pound sterling ) or Singapore dollar SGD as the currency or just google it to find the acronym :)

Firefox 3 Download Day!!

Download Day

Interested in making Firefox as The Most Software Downloaded in 24 Hours?
Firefox 3 is coming around this time of year and i’m sure participating this event will make big changes on people perspective on Firefox, as a person who use Firefox extensively i’m encouraging u to join Firefox 3 Download Day.

Well for those whose uncertain with the monstrosity features that Firefox offer is i can tell u this, if u decided to try, don’t just download the Firefox browser (even thought they have neat features), also installed them with thousand of useful plugins or add-ons.


Among the add-ons that i’ve installed is No-Script for the notoriously safe browsing and Stumbleupon for changing how u look the web.

if u’re uncertain with the thousands of add-ons that are available in the directory of firefox add-ons, well u can’t go wrong with
. With the immense feature of the toolbar itself i think u don’t really need to install another plugins (except stumbleupon of course :P )

So dont hesitate using Firefox and join in pledge in Firefox 3 Download Day!!
Download Day - English

According to my google analytics there are 35% of my reader still using Internet Explorer, if u doesn’t convince with my statement, i’m sure there are 562527298 people who’ll be more convincing (data from Spread Firefox 2008 – 05 – 29). Just click the picture to join Download Day or click the Google Toolbar to get Firefox with toolbar

Google Toys

ahh the fun and magic of google, i just notice the new sign notice on my google reader, they provide new service for google reader to go offline and still read feed.

I tried it and it’s a swell, but first you have to install google gears exe. then it automatically download and install it to your browser. there’s still a minor, u can’t see the pictures in most feed while you’re in offline mode; u can’t get the program through normal web port (port 80) and u can’t set it via web port so if u’re in your office with firewall, u can’t install it; and last but not least the program it’s still beta (V 0.147) and less control of the gadget itself.

the first time i use it, google reader download 2000 feed or query and u can’t choose which feed google download. nevertheless i’m happy with this gadget.

Another google product or could i say it, a web based game :D that google offer is the image labeler. i found it while i was stumbling. The website offer us to help google be a better image search engine by tagging it the right word. I’ts not a one person game, u try to tagging it with other person so if u’re both guess the same tag, u move to the next picture.

Google Image Labeler

The only thing that i don’t like about this “game” is that when u try to tag it, the picture is too freakin small. But it was really addictive and a good way to waste ur valuable productive time :D, go ahead try it. it’s just really neat way to waste your time in your office beside answering question in Yahoo Answers (i love this one too, it make u look very busy :P)

aaa@gmail.com = aaa+1@gmail.com

I’ve learn a little trick about gmail, i don’t know if this is old school or not but it’s worth to try. Do u know that if u have a gmail that was named

aaa@gmail.com

is the same meaning to gmail as

aaa+1@gmail.com

So what’s the benefit of knowing this?
let’s try this,
if u want to subscribe something free, like comic or different topic of newsletter but the website that provide the service only restrict one content per one e-mail. if u want another type of content, you’re force to have another e-mail account, unless u pay. by adding another mail that was named like the above (aaa+1@gmail.com) the mail was counted as another account by the service provider but the content still received by one e-mail only (aaa@gmail.com).
A lot of content provider and cms forum has block this, but still, there’s many more that can be bypass with this trick.

Faster Browsing in a Limited Connection

Here on our beloved country, internet connection is some kind of precious things. Even though it’s common to have an internet connection, but to have it with a DECENT speed it’s very rare. Accessing information with very little bandwidth(2Kbps – 15 Kbps) can be frustrating if u’re in need. One of the way to access it in a reasonable speed is via Google mobile on your favorite browser in your PC.

Couple of days ago i read an article from Nurudin Jauhari about how to access gmail and yahoo mail in a limited connection. I couldn’t link to the web post because there’s seems to be a server problem in jauhari.net. Jauhari elaborated it very comprehensively and i think this is a brilliant idea, why didn’t i think of that before! To access the mobile feature from Google mail and Yahoo mail in your favorite browser, just type

http://m.gmail.com
http://m.yahoo.com

After trying it on my Firefox in my office, i find it very satisfying to access all the mail in my Gmail and Yahoo, even though it’s still in busy hour, where usually opening web mail is very long. But you have to bare with the minimum presentation, here u could see the preview pic

gmail with mobile

Now that’s Simple, just my type of ideal browsing, all white :D i try Yahoo too but it has similar type of presentation so there’s no need to see the pic.

after looking around, checking and clicking, i found that u can browse too in mobile mode but via Google. The address with google mobile mode is like this:

The Best page in the universe!

The view of the website is like this:

So if u want to use Google mobile just add in the last query with the website address that u want to go.

http://www.google.com/gwt/n?u=http://xxxxxxxxxx

This is cool i think, u could save up bandwidth and time. By browsing via Google mobile, access to webs that doesn’t have wap mode is simplified by viewing their rss or by striping down the css, downsizing pictures into thumbnail and lessening ads too. Just Try it!

http://www.google.com/gwt/n?u=http://hardiannazief.com

The downside of browsing or checking e-mail with this, is limited scrolling and sometimes the content are downsize. The limited scrolling is because the web viewing is limited to around 50 rows, after that u had to click the next page button to view the content. The content on the web are different from the usual way sometimes. but I don’t care as long as i’m getting it fast, I’m happy.