[GPC] OWASP "Google Hacking" Project - Status - June 2010

Christian Heinrich christian.heinrich at owasp.org
Fri Jul 2 02:50:23 EDT 2010


On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 10:22 PM, Brad Causey <bradcausey at owasp.org> wrote:
> So just to be clear Christian,
> 1. It appears that the source, is in fact, release. We thank you for that.
> 2. Do you have a timeline for future development? I would assume that
> because google depreciated it's API, that you would need to find other
> methods of performing queries.
> Thank you very much in advance.

1. Yes, the RUXCON 2K8 Release is available again.
2. As far as I am aware, their AJAX Search API does not have an
equivalent call related to retrieving content from the Google's cache.
 Scraping, etc would violate Google Term's of Service.  There is a
possibility that I could port it to Bing but I have not reviewed the
functionality of their SOAP API yet.

Having spoken with Dinis at HITB Amsterdam, his feeling was that the
project should be closed off and a new category be created to clarify
the reason why as it is not inactive, rather that development can't
continue due to the deprecation of the Google SOAP Search API.  I also
highlighted that it was only intended as a PoC as investing further
development in light of the closure of the SOAP Search API and would
be to the determent of other projects that I contribute too.

I will do one more review the related owasp.org wiki pages and update
the documentation on the repository, etc when I return to Australia
next weekend (i.e. 10 July) and indicate when this is completed to the

Christian Heinrich - http://www.owasp.org/index.php/user:cmlh
OWASP "Google Hacking" Project Lead - http://sn.im/owasp_google_hacking

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