Every night, Analog generates a summary of this site’s logs from the past seven days, and when I bother to check it, it’s an entertaining read. My favorite part is the “Search Query Report”, which scrapes through my logs, pulling out the search terms people are using on Google (and other search engines) to get to my site. I think it’s an interesting form of “pre-viewing feedback”, or, more clearly, a reflection of what people are expecting to see when they click a link to go to my site.
Today, I’ve decided to have a bit of fun, share a few of the funnier/more-interesting recent queries, and respond to them. After all, it is my place to please my new readers :
- 0×000000 the hacker webzine dead
- Is it? It is down. That’s a shame, I enjoyed reading the articles there, and hadn’t noticed that my RSS reader hasn’t picked up new posts since September.
- script kiddies haven
- That is exactly what you have found here at McGrewSecurity.com
- personal password management
- In an early post to this site, I discussed using Pwman3 with a hack I described to make it use pwgen as a password generator. Nowadays, however, I highly recommend KeePassX. It works great on OS X, Windows, and Linux.
- describe ram images
- Well, I’ll give it a shot: A RAM image would be a byte-for-byte copy of the contents of RAM at some point in time. A snapshot in time, if you will. It’s likely to contain code and data (such as text, images, and even passwords) that were in memory at the time of the image-taking. You can make one yourself with one of my tools, msramdmp, now that you understand what you are creating.
- trend micro boycott
- Yes, yes, a thousand times yes, although I have different reasons for recommending that you avoid Trend-Micro than you might find at the other results for this search. These reasons are Dire and Serious, and my Disdain still stands.
- sans security training rapidshare links, (among other searches for pirated SANS materials)
- Oooh naughty naughty. I know it must be expensive to travel to SANS conferences from Saudi Arabia, but perhaps you could do the @Home options.
- how can i dig up root fs on runescape
- how to make a runescape phisher
- I get a lot of search hits from people who are looking for phishing kits. Are these things really that hard to make? I don’t think so. A lot of the ones that are out there and available to download also secretly shuffle off the passwords to email@example.com as well. Phishers phishing phishers.
- yousif yalda docs
This was fun to put together, so I’ll do it again sometime when I gather up more of these interesting search terms.