Re: [Nolug] Web forensics

From: Mark A. Hershberger <>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 14:37:03 -0400
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"Chris Jones" <> writes:

> Even though it's in a directory that basically has no way of listing
> its contents, google can somehow find out about the existence of this
> file, spider the file, and keep a copy of it in google cache.

Of course that is a “real issue”! If Google can find out about a file,
it can spider it. If Google (or any other web spider) can find a link
to the file, it knows about the file.

If you're dealing with a case where the file has actually been exposed
on Google, then you can find out who is linking to it by doing the
following query on google:

But, if you're just looking for independent confirmation:

Hope that helps,


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