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Pete Finnigan's Oracle Security Weblog

This is the weblog for Pete Finnigan. Pete works in the area of Oracle security and he specialises in auditing Oracle databases for security issues. This weblog is aimed squarely at those interested in the security of their Oracle databases.

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Google desktop search

I saw on orablogs tonight two posts about the new google desktop search. The first is Google Desktop Search Goes 1.0 by Steve Muench and the second More On Google Desktop by Ben Ruming. I was interested in this as a few readers would guess from a security aspect.

I bought Johnny Longs book Google Hacking for penetration testers and I have also talked in the past about google hacking and also about the security concerns raised about having the google desktop search engine as it can find vulnerabilities and security risks on your own machine. I made some posts here about this recently, these include "Google hacking and reverse engineering Java", "Google hacking search string database", "Google hacking is on the up!" and "Bruce Schneier talks about google desktop search security"