Cult of the Dead Cow (cDc), a well known hacker group worldwide has announced the release of Goolag Scanner. This is a Web auditing tool which enables anyone to audit their own Web site via Google.
The scanner technology from Cult of the Dead Cow is actually based on “Google Hacking” which is nothing but a form of vulnerability research developed by Johnny I Hack Stuff.
In case you are wondering, Cult of the Dead Cow is a Texas-based group of hackers who happen to be the most influential computer underground group in the world.
Goolag Scanner is a standalone Windows graphic user interface (GUI) based application. Further, it uses one xml-based configuration file for its settings.
“It’s not big secret that the Web is the platform,” said cDc spokesperson Oxblood Ruffin.
“And this platform pretty much sucks from a security perspective. Goolag Scanner provides one more tool for web site owners to patch up their online properties. We’ve seen some pretty scary holes through random tests with the scanner in North America, Europe, and the Middle East,” he further said.
“If I were a government, a large corporation, or anyone with a large web site, I’d be downloading this beast and aiming it at my site yesterday. The vulnerabilities are that serious,” Oxblood Ruffin was quoted as saying.
It is known that Goolag Scanner will be released as an open source application under the GNU Affero General Public license.
Cult of the Dead Cow has dedicated Goolag Scanner in memory of Wau Holland, founder of the Chaos Computer Club, and a true champion of privacy rights and social justice.
You can access the Goolag Scanner from goolag.org.