What is Google Dorking?
Google dorking is a hacking technique that uses Google's advanced search services to find valuable data or hard-to-find content. Google Dorking is also known as 'Google Hacking'.
At the surface level, Google Dorking uses certain modifiers to search for data. For example, instead of searching the entire web, users can click on tags like 'image' or 'website' to collect images or find information about a specific website. Users can use other commands like 'Files of Type' and 'Datarange' to get other specific search results.
Although benign types of Google dorking simply use the resources available from Google, some forms of it are related to regulators and security specialists as they can indicate hacking or cyberattacks. Hackers and other cyber criminals can use this type of Google dorking to obtain unauthorized data or exploit security flaws in websites, which is why the term has a negative connotation from the security community.