“Google hacking” is a term used to describe the use of specialized Google search queries along with advanced Google operators to find network security holes on websites and computer networks as well as personal information on people that the Google search engine has indexed. The webmasters and IT professionals that overlook these security vulnerabilities and exposed personal information, like names and passwords, allowing Google to index the information and make it available in search engine results are typically referred to as “Googledorks”
Johnny Long, author of Google Hacking for Penetration Testers volumes 1 and 2, is one of the foremost experts on hacking the Google search engine to find information on people and computer networks. He runs an online database of Google hack examples that can be used by both White Hat Hackers ( good hackers ); Black Hat Hackers ( malicious hackers ) as well as computer forensics professionals to find sensitive information through various Google searches.
Google searches can reveal a goldmine of sensitive personal and network information, including: network security vulnerabilities; error messages that reveal too much personal and network information; files that contain sensitive information about people; username and password files; login pages; sensitive directories; personal online shopping and ecommerce information; networked devices, like printers and video cameras; vulnerable files and web servers.
If you want to find out just how much information Google has indexed about you or your computer network, start practicing some of the the Google searches and advanced operators, using search terms that apply to you, family, friends or your own computer network.
You can access the Google hacks database @ ihackstuff.com