Dangerous Google - Searching for secrets
by Michal Piotrowski
Google serves some 80 percent of all search queries on the Internet, making it by far the most popular search engine. Its popularity is due not only to excellent search effectiveness, but also extensive querying capabilities. However, we should also remember that the Internet is a highly dynamic medium, so the results presented by Google are not always up-to-date – some search results might be stale, while other relevant resources might not yet have been visited by Googlebot (the automatic script that browses and indexes Web resources for Google).Tables in this book presents a summary of the most important and most useful query operators along with their descriptions, while Figures shows document locations referred to by the operators when applied to Web searches. Of course, this is just a handful of examples – skillful Google querying can lead to much more interesting results. Hunting for Prey Google makes it possible to reach not just publicly available Internet resources, but also some that should never have been revealed.