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November 19, 2001 14:10 PM UTC

To: bugtraq@securityfocus.com
Subject: How to use Google to find confidential informations
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 14:08:31 +0100 (CET)
From: Vincent GAILLOT <vgaillot@telecom.insa-lyon.fr>

Hi, I am a french student and I heard recently about the capacity of google to deal with documents from Word, Excel or Powerpoint.

Intested in that fact, I decided to experiment some words and expression (with ') to look for (sorry if my english is not perfect..) and I found some combos that give enormous results.
In google, if you type things like :

1)'Index of /admin'
2)'Index of /password'
3)'Index of /mail'
4)'Index of /' +banques +filetype:xls (for france...)
5)'Index of /' +passwd
6)'Index of /' password.txt

And you can continue as long as your imaginatio is active.

For example of my results, I saw great informations from the central banks of Luxemboug and Switzerland, could admin a SQL server, ...

So, I don't know if it is a great technical bug, but I know about hacking and security (I would like to be a security consultant later..) (and I am looking for a training in security in a foreign country like US or England...) and even if we don't get root access immediatly, it is a great step for social engineering and spying.

I hope you will answer me very soon.
I love your web site !!!

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