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GOOGLE DIRECTIVES: PRACTICING YOUR GOOLGE-FU

Luckily for us, Google provides “directives” that are easy to user and help us get the most out of every search. These directives are keywords that enable us to more accurately extract information from the Google index. Consider the following example: assume you are looking for information on (TechyTalk) website …

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The Robots.txt File

The Robots.txt File One way to begin understanding what’s running on a web server is to view the server’s robots.txt file. The robots.txt file is a listing of the directories and files on a web server that the owner wants web crawlers to omit from the indexing process. A web …

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JTR: KING OF THE PASSWORD CRACKERS

JTR: KING OF THE PASSWORD CRACKERS: It is hard to imagine discussing a topic like the basics of hacking without discussing passwords and password cracking. No matter what we do or how far we advance, it appears that passwords remain the most popular way to protect data and allow access …

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Password Cracking Techniques

Password-Cracking Techniques Popular culture would have us believe that cracking password is a simple as running some software and tapping a few buttons. The reality is that special techniques are needed to recover passwords. For the most part, we can break these techniques into categories; let’s take a high-level look …

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Hunting Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)

Hunting Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) If you are not familiar with XSS attacks, make sure you read the OWASP article “Cross Site Scripting (XSS)” at http://tinyurl.com/3hl5rxt. Here are the main points you need to know about XSS: XSS is a client-side attack executed in the browser. JavaScript and VBScript are the …

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HTTRACK: WEBSITE COPIER

HTTRACK: WEBSITE COPIER Typically, we begin Step 1 by closely reviewing target’s website. In some cases, it may be helpful to use a tool called HTTRACK to make a page-by-page copy of the website. HTTRACK is a free utility that creates an identical, offline copy of the target website. The …

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