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1 hour 56 minutes
hi and welcome back In the last video, we did a quick overview of this fourth module, and in this video we will talk about search engines.
You've learned some basic Google hacking or Dorking
to be better at Google and stuff.
Then how to create a wrong Google Customs search engine, and I will mentor other search engines. And believe me, there is a lot of them out there.
The fact remains, just because they're not that popular, it doesn't mean that they're not good for your also investigations.
When someone mentions a search engine, you immediately think of Google, right?
Doesn't matter if I'm wrong now, because maybe you thought off some other search engine. But the fact is that Google is a powerful search engine, which can give you a very interesting answers If you know how to ask politely or to better say, if your query is correct,
I have to tell you that there are entire books dedicated to Google searching and Google hacking
that you can find on the Google itself. Google hacking is also called Google Dorking, and it's basically searching the Google with advanced the operators to get specific search results allow me to show you a few examples how to use these advanced search operators on Google.
Here we are in our safe browser called Brave.
Let's go to the Google search engine.
As I have mentioned, we will go over a couple of advanced search operators which are maybe most popular and can give you the best results in euros investigations.
The first operator that I would like to show you is the quotation marks.
This means that anything between the quotation marks will give you a more specific result. Let's try it on my name
first. Let's see how many results we get when we type
Tina shock each without the quotation marks.
d I N o Space s okay. I see
Enter. And as you can see, we got about 24,000 results.
And now when we typed the same thing but using the quotation marks
type quotation mark
t i n o space s Oh, okay. I see
Now we got only 3300 results, which is ah, reduced number of results.
The second operator I would like to mention now is the site operator.
This operator allows you to get results on Lee from a specific website you're searching.
Let's try it.
Sai buri dot i d
As you can see, we got about 300 results.
Additionally, you can also combine different search operators in tow. One queries. So it wouldn't be wrong to put the word oh sent in tow into the quotation marks.
Let's try it
This specific query outputs a small difference in the results from the previous one without the quotation marks but there nevertheless different
Next. One of my favorite search operators is the files typed operator.
This operator allows you to search for any kind of a file type on Google.
Don't forget to add an additional keyword because the search won't work. Let's try this
PDF Space else isn't and hit Enter
Now we got all the P D. Efs regarding the keyword Oh sent that Google knows about.
You can also try other file types or extensions like dark XLs, PPT, txt and so on.
The last search operator that I'm going to show you is the or operator. That's Capital o Capital. Are
this literally means show me the results concerning this search term or this other search term
again I will take my name is an example
If we type
t i n o space
shock Ege s okay, I
Space Capital O Capital, our space
shock each Tino s okay. I see
space t i n o
and press enter,
we get about 64,000 results,
which is Ah, big number.
But if we put these words thes search terms in the quotations
and press center,
we get on Lee about 140 results. That's a big difference.
There are a lot of other search operators like operator cash, which allows you to see a website from a moment back in time on Google
than the operator called entitle, which gives you search information that is included in the title off a search result
than the sign minus, which is used to remove a term from the results.
Then there is the operator in U R L operator, all entitled and so on.
I encourage you to try them out, and quickly you will find which search operators work best for your investigations.
Back to our lesson slides
next thing I would like to mention are the Google Customs search engines. This means you have the possibility to create your own custom search engine based on those Google searches. Now briefly, I'll show you how it's done
again. Here we are back in our brave browser. Let's go to the google dot com
c S e,
which stands for Customs search engine.
First, you will have to log in to your Google account to use this tool. So we are going to do just that. Log in.
Now. When we are logged in, we can start
first, we will add from which sides we will get our results from.
I will write on Lee Saberi that I t as the source of website.
I'll leave the language option to English,
and I will name the search engine Olson on Cyber Very,
and I'll hit Create.
As you can see, here are a few options displayed. You have the ability to embed it to your website. You on the Web on its publicly available u R l or simply modified.
I will access it via the u. R L and try my search engine
all type open source Intelligence
in the search box and hit Enter
See how many results we got.
This is a great tool to immediately narrow your search results. You can, for an example, search only for social network sites and use that information for your investigations.
Another thing, a great resource for you to check out is the online Google Hacking Dead Base, located on the link in the slide.
Cool search queries are added to the list on a daily basis, and you can potentially counter some very interesting things.
I have to say that Google is not the only super search engine just because of its size and relevance. Other search engines should not be also ignored, especially when you are having trouble finding the specific information that you need for euros. In case I made a small list of search engines for you to use first on the list
This Microsoft's answer to Google and it is also great.
You should also check its advanced search operators, which are very similar to Google's
then yahoo dot com.
The main thing to emphasize about Yahoo is that it is uses being search engines, so this makes the Yahoo search redundant
then dot dot go dot com. This is a very popular search engine, which became so popular because of its feature for not tracking its users.
If you don't like that, Google tracks you all the time. Use this search engine. Also, their search engine uses different sources from Google, so you you will see different search results.
Next is start page dot com. This is my personal favorite.
This is also a privacy focus search engine, but the main difference from Duck duck go is that they use Google Search engine so you get Google search results, but in a private way. Ah, cool feature is the option named Proxy, which you can see next to each search result.
It basically opens the targeted Web page on start page servers. So your I PS hidden from prying eyes on the target website
next yandex dot com. This is a Russian search engine, which offers an English version.
The results are different from Google, which is also the case with the search operators and is also worth checking out
then baidu dot com. This is a Chinese search engine that is mostly used in Asia and search that good dot e dot jp Not sure how to pronounce it, but a search engine from Japan.
And then there is par sec, parsi dot com, a search engine that comes from Iran and, lastly, tor search engines, for which I think if you plan to search over the tor network,
you should definitely be connected to the tor network. But if you want to check out some results from our normal surface web, you can try Omnia that F I or Dark search that I owe.
In this lesson. We went door search engines with a quick two demos. How to use Google search Operators and Google, Google's custom search engine,
and in the next one will brush on the social networks, so see you there.