[ISN] The Google attack engine

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Date: Thu Nov 29 2001 - 01:00:02 PST

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    By Thomas C Greene in Washington
    Posted: 28/11/2001 at 12:25 GMT
    Some clever empiricist appears to have been abusing Google to attack
    Web servers, switches and routers in a novel way, by crafting search
    terms to include known exploits. Such a search will occasionally yield
    active Web pages used by administrators. On top of that, a number of
    them have already been cached. It's reasonable to surmise that a
    hacker has been using Google not merely to search for vulnerabilities,
    but as a proxy to hide behind while executing attacks.
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