CDC has announced a software tool allowing people to leverage Google’s massive store of information to identify possible flaws in websites. The software, termed “Goolag Scanner,” is open source and available for free. It might be an interesting addition to the toolkits of security researchers.

According to the article :

The tool lets people with fundamental programming skills check websites or Internet domains for weaknesses that could be exploited by hackers…
The group said it uncovered “some pretty scary holes” through random tests of the tool in North America, Europe, and the Middle East.

Worth checking out— the source and specifications are available on the Goolag Scanner homepage .

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This entry was posted on Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 at 1:35 am by Nick Staples and is filed under cool.

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