Also known as “Google Hacking”, this is the practice of using Google operators (symbols and special keywords) to narrow down search results.
For example, searching Google for
site:garrettmickley.com "OSINT" | "open source intelligence" will show you every page on my site only that contains the words “OSINT” and/or “open source intelligence”.
Is Google Dorking Illegal?
Google Dorking itself is not illegal, however, it has been used in the past to preface illegal actions such as:
- identity theft
- server intrusion
- industrial espionage