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Penetration Testing &Security Tools D1m on 02 Feb 2007

googlegath.pl – Information Gathering Perl Script Using Google Search

Matteo Cantoni coded GoogleGath – a useful script for gathering information through Google searches. As Matteo states on his website, this script “could be useful for penetration testing, security scanning, script kiddies”.

To run googlegath.pl, three things are required: the perl interpreter, the Net::Google perl module and Google API. You can use it under Windows with Active Perl interpreter.

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Defacements &Exploits &Personal Opinions &Security News D1m on 01 Feb 2007

MSN.co.uk Money Related Websites Hacked And Defaced

Two websites belonging to MSN (Microsoft Network) in the United Kingdom, were defaced today by an attacker who goes by the nickname DARK LORD. It looks like someone who is unethically testing his SQL injection skills, and “feeding” himself with a false sense of pride, just by leaving the message “DARK LORD WAZ HERE”.

No. I am not a defacer psychologist. I am just expressing my personal opinion on the matter, which is this: If a website defacement doesn’t convey a meaningful message, then it is done for selfish reasons.

A bit of an embarassment for Microsoft’s sysadmins…

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