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Magical searching

1st published @ searchlores.org in November 2002
(This version 0.117 was updated in May 2005)

   Catching the rabbit's ears & pulling files out of the hat  

Advanced Web searching tricks
by VVAA (Various Authors)


warez rabbits   pr0n rabbits   Serialz rabbits   Gamez rabbits  
Another way of getting them webbits out?   mp3 rabbits  
DVD & Media rabbits   Mordred's asterisks   bookish rabbits   newsfeedish rabbits  
email gathering rabbits   proxy rabbits   Rabbits for rabbits  
Cameras and Cams webbits   Other roadkills  

People that are new to this wont believe the techniques described here until they try them... so just try them :-)
Those that already know how powerful and mighty Seekers can be, will not wonder at all.
Both kind of readers will find these tricks more useful than words can possibly underline.

Hey! This for advanced seekers, no need to explain too much... either you do understand everything, and then some, just looking at the examples listed below, or you better come back here later... or never :-)

Old & recent "warez" rabbits/webbits ('catching databases from below')


Old & recent "gamez" rabbits/webbits


Old & recent "prOn" rabbits/webbits ('catching databases from below')

(see also the Advanced Web searching approaches... more "in-depth" pron searching at the classrooms as well)

I have received some legitimate critics, since the 'porn search' was eminently 'masculine' oriented. Female readers may enjoy some of (or maybe all) the 'searcharrows' listed below...

Searching entries 'around the web', no specific target, using 'common' passwords:
For instance: bob:bob

Searching entries to a specific site (not necessarily pr0n, duh):
For instance: "http://*:*@www" supermodeltits

And now some 'choose the right bait' arrows:
The "moaning & whimpering & whatsonst" trick:
...of course you may go for a specific target word as well:
The more fantasy/linguistic knowledge you apply, the better (potentially) your fang.

The "between her legs" trick:
http://www.alltheweb.com/search?avkw=fogg&advanced=1&cat=web&jsact=&_stype=norm&type=all&q=%22between+her+legs%22 Our female (or female inclined) readers will probably appreciate, instead:
Or an even more "female-softporn" oriented string:

Finally, some "japanese" pr0n search strings:

Email gathering rabbits/webbits

Very dangerous openings for malpeople & spammers & phisers:
For instance:
or, even better,
or, even better,

And then you get email adresses, real addresses and whatsnot. Here an example found in December 2004, preserved coz things disappear on the web.

Proxy rabbits/webbits

A funny one: "Yeahh, this proxy is working fine!"

Another one: ""*.*.*.*.*:80" "*.*.*.*.*:8080" "*.*.*.*.*:3128""

Rabbits to find other rabbits


Sort of "Metawebbit', by il-li :-)

DVD & Media rabbits/webbits



Serialz rabbits (the cereal killer)
(fisher fritz fished frish fish when fishing fish with fish)

Small FAQ
Q: what is the main problem on the web? A: avoiding commercial idiots.
Q: when can you be sure that you are not dealing with commercial idiots? A: When you actually find a site that delivers something, instead of only asking for money/karma/patience/bad taste.
Q: In the case of serials, how do you avoid commercial idiots? A: Using a working serial as a bait, if possible related with your serial search.
Yep, the moral of the story is: if SOME results are there, then the site cannot be that bad... and here we have the famous xcx8-19x0, of C++ Builder V4 fame... of course it would also work with 100-000-0427, for the same reasons. Try SFJHTKJO (cache) 60D015F4-600893EB-BEFF5755-53E4E943 (CD rom), NOV30195MAY261951 (MAC) etcetera...

Small hints
1: Always use quotes, duh. 2: Use other serials, not the ones above, duh... as vvf pointed out, if you use these "stale" cereals you will just get a lot of "historical" pages. 3: Buy your really useful appz.

Da cereal killer:

Another one:

Serialz knowledge

Q: Why do we have so many software versions, serials, numbers, apparent evolution? I mean, why do we have version 2.0.16 and, two weeks later, version 2.0.17 of some crap app?
A: Coz as soon as slow clumsy protectors devise a protection, nimble beautiful crackers find a clever way to defeat it. And seekers find both: the appz and its nemesis.
Q: But most serialz/cracks refer to older versions of the appz. And these are no more on the web, at the moment you can download only the last uncracked version!
A: Nope. ALL versions of ANY app are on the web, the most recent ones (not yet in the shops) and the older ones (even the programmers forgot them). If you learn how to search you will find all of them. Besides, as ole +ORC pointed out many years ago, PC-MAGAZINES have published year after year all the older versions... and you can buy 20 kilos old PC magazines with their CD-roms for a couple of euro. A treasure of already serialized/cracked working older appz and some great cracking 'textbooks' at the same time :-)

Warez in google groups (special thank to Spiro Conomos for this)
in Google Groups, advanced, "past 24 hours" use the query:
+("ftp://" OR "http://") +("*.zip" OR "*.exe" OR "*.rar") -link group:*crack* OR group:*fido7* OR group:*2600*

...do not be TOO afraid of commercial idiots... (- ritz)

sometimes you just have to be bold and plainly ask for what you want.

Basta pasta! (enough google!) (Nemo)

*If* commercial idiots don't have a link to a file with the correct extension, how do they expect me to believe they know *where* is that damn file.. doesn't sound credible.. he

Solution: build your queries in a way that also probe *if* their claims are consubstantiated.

Another way of getting them webbits out? (1)
(catching non linked shadowy sites)

forums having warz'd stuff have rules of not putting active links, so:
Needs to be refined, though.

Another way of getting them webbits out? (2)
(warez' hybris)

Based on the fact that most of the warez groups like to trumpet the fact that they're actually making something available for download ;)

Another way of getting them webbits out? (3)
(anchor trick)

One of Altavista's most SPECIFIC features is the anchor: operator, which will allow patient searchers to find relevant pages trough tha anchor tag.
For instance: anchor:snowflakes or anchor:posette or anchor:beria or anchor:kafka will give you a series of noise reduction arrows...
of course you can extend the trick to whatever...
anchor:warez or anchor:gamez or anchor:whatever :-)

New mp3 rabbits (catching "streaming" mp3 at the source)

First of all, a little history: this was a classic "old" mp3 rabbit-lure:
+"index +of/mp3" +dylan
Ok, it works, not bad either... but that's NOTHING compared to the following magical query:

Clever "Andromedian" rabbits (prototype, by TBD): "search andromeda" "play all"

Refining the mp3 prototype...

"doors" "powered by Andromeda version"

"vivaldi" "powered by Andromeda version"


You dig it? And this can be applied, mutatis mutandis to any other authomated retrieval/distribution system. See the discussion at the [the ~S~ Seekers' msgboard] 

And now a december 2002 addition to the "Andromeda" trick, by ronin:
mp3 searching - generalisation from andromeda's trick (14/12/02 04:28:57) ronin

All the damned porn sites now have incorporated the "index +of" "parent directory" string right into their keyword Traps now - as i guess you've seen

Yes, MP3-Searching in the web ain't no real fun anymore ;)

you can bypass SOME of the fake Traps by using just a few more keywords to get to more legitimate indexs

"index +of" "last Modified" "size" "description" descriptive keyword (mp3?)

by Jeff, February 2004

You may try as well: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&q=%22parent+directory+%22+MP3+-xxx+-html+-htm+-php+-shtml+-opendivx+-md5+-md5sums

Another MP3 rabbit (by il-li)... "Apache/1.3.29 Server at " mp3:
...modify version number as needed :)

And a classical old one: 'parent directory' +mp3 +dylan, now almost useless...
...unless you repeat it with a "non-google" search engine :-)
'parent directory' +mp3 +dylan @ yahoo (third page)

More "index of" tricks
("Mordred's asterisks")

A trick to make google highlight important parts of the summary with careful usage of asteriscs. For example if we're looking for a big (as possible) recording of rain, we'd use the "index of" trick like that:

"index+of/" "rain.wav"

60 results - but... which one to choose?
Here is a better way to gather relevant info:

"index+of/" "rain.wav******"

Index of /rmx/impregnation
Index of /rmx/impregnation. ... cymb.wav 14-Mar-2003 08:14 975k hh.wav 14-Mar-2003 08:14
780k kick.wav 14-Mar-2003 08:14 780k rain.wav 14-Mar-2003 08:15 4.2M sample1 ...
chronofixion.free.fr/rmx/impregnation/ - 4k - 26 Mar 2003 - Cached - Similar pages

Mmmm... the six asterisks put the info we need in bold. See the size? 4.2M :)

Books - rabbits  (Jeff's quick "book search" tip)

Check the ad hoc how to find books section

(See also the classrooms books & books & dark riders    and Cat burglers in the museum after dark)

The following comes from a thread first discussed on the [~S~ Seekers' msgboard] 
~S~ Jeff has given to the seekers community so much that it would be hard to find something great enough to tank him. Here, if you take the time to understand the following, you will find a short 'compendium' of the "how to find a book on the web" lore.

Re: book search strategies?

"I am making this post after a search for:
Genius The Natural History of Creativity
written by
Dr. Hans Eysenck
Very poor results, but I did not try everything yet.
Suggestions for this or any book search?

sometimes "too much" is "too little"...

i begin with your words ...
Dr. Hans Eysenck 1910 returns
ok the guy is there ... what do I want? something written BY him
"by Dr. Hans Eysenck" otoh only 3 returns

regroup-rethink ... too much is too little
by Hans Eysenck 6,670 returns --- ok back on track now

filter alittle more ... Genius 512 ... and I see your full book title ... I could take a different path here now or keep on with this one ... I decide to take the Y in the road

is it online??? lets ask

"full text" "Genius The Natural History of Creativity" returns 4

i only looked at the first return ... seems to indicate a full text ... asks for your proquest login ... ah so now we know how we can get a full text Welcome

many ways to skin a cat ... problem is catchin it


Except: Jeff's search did not work out:

Just because Google says it IS doesn't mean it's SO. We must remember to check our results!

(This happens to Jeff sometimes... that's okay, we all make mistakes)

But it does provide good tactics.

Also - it has already been posted here:
fu_speci.htm, and should be cross-linked...
(and it has been duly indexed by Google...)

- Stiletto

Another nice webbit:
-inurl:htm -inurl:html intitle:”index of” +(“/ebooks”|”/book”) +(chm|pdf|zip) +”For Dummies”

Newsfeeds- rabbits  (Nemo's "translation" tip)

Those annoying news with signing in options

Can be easily bypassed... as Nemo points out:

Just thought I'd share this with you... While searching for some info on google I stumbled across a NY Times article. But when I opened the article all I got was the sign in box. darn. So I thought, try google cache, but they were clever enough to add a nocache directive. No luck there.

But the google snippet had some real text from the article, so I know they are serving google something different than me. trying to make my mouth water by getting the pages included in the google index but snatching away the cake before I can eat it!

What the boys didn't think of though, was the google translation tool. Simply translate the page from X to English and voilla you get served the cloaked content! I guess NY Times are going to stuff that hole one day, but in the mean time it makes research so much easier!

That's a neat trick! Probably it should also work for other (news) cloakers... hehehe

This trick is of course -simply put- genial. The idiots that want your data --or your money-- to access their articles MUST INDICIZE those very "hidden" articles on the main search engines in the first time, else no lemming will come and smear his data and/or money around. So the complete text must be SEEN by the search engines' bots.

Hence they MUST ALLOW access to the search engines' bots. The more search engines, the more bots... the better. Google, Fast, Yahoo, Teoma, you name them.

Hence if you -say- spoof your referral, and/or use a translation service and/or use another of the many webbits tricks, you'r as good a reader as google

Try a New york times article on the form below (but if you use, as you always should, Opera+proxomitron it may not work... use --for this-- M$IE like the average zombies and you'll do the magic :-)

  Translate a web page:

Cameras and Cams webbits
by Carsten, March 2005

intitle:"Live View / - AXIS" | inurl:view/view.shtml
intitle:"WJ-NT104 Main"
intitle:"snc-rz30 home" Requiere plugin Active-X.
inurl:"ViewerFrame?Mode=Motion" Requiere plugin Active-X.
inurl:LvAppl intitle:liveapplet
intitle:"Live View / - AXIS" Requiere plugin Active-X.
"Powered by webcamXP"
inurl:indexFrame.shtml "Axis Video Server"
"MOBOTIX M1" and "open menu"
intitle:flexwatch intext:"Copyright by Seyeon TECH Co"
axis video server view.shtml
/view/view.shtml axis
"adding live video to one of your own pages a very easy task with an AXIS 2100 Network Camera"
"Live view - / - AXIS"
"Your browser has JavaScript turned off.For the user interface to work effectively"
indexFrame.html axis
"Live web imaging unleashed"
"(c)copyright 1999-2003 VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LIMITED. All rights reserved"
"V.Networks Motion Picture(Java)"
"Control the Pan/Tilt and move to the Preset Position"
"Saving & Retrieving Mode"
"TOSHIBA Network Camera - User Login"
webcamXP (software)
"my webcamXP server!"

Other roadkill rabbits

[Daily Statistics] [Hourly Statistics] [URL's]



as diferrent versions have different categories:
[Daily Statistics] [Hourly Statistics] [URLs] [Entry] [Exit] [Sites] [Referrers] [Search] [Agents] [Countries] for example

This gives 75000 results, but many of them are monthly or other stats, so it's maybe better to provide a filter (~50000):

http://www.google.com/search?num=25&hl=en&lr=&ie=utf-8&oe=utf- 8&q=%22generated+by+webalizer+version%22+%22%5BDaily+Statistics%5D%22&btnG=Google+Search

A gameboy webbit: http://www.google.com/search?q=1929+-+Rave+Master+Special+Attack+Force+(U)&sourceid=opera&num=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8
Another one: http://www.google.com/search?q=1908+-+A+Sound+of+Thunder+(U)&sourceid=opera&num=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8


"not for distribution" confidential
intitle:"index of" site:de password
of course it could be any other country but "de"

"Select a database to view" -google
and so on... "eitelkeit-fishing"

Franz BeckenFisher

Foreign magazines' passwords


less noise with : +cracker +packager +protection +"release date"
Not all groups use the "enjoy this fine release" sentence. And also, not only scene groups use it.
+filetype:nfo still works fine ;) (around 1K nfos indexed by google.)

Anonymous corrector

Some comments :

+"Select a database to view" +intitle:"filemaker" -google :)

About the 'confidential' webbit, see : http://www.searchlores.org/loki_mil.htm

Ah, some others (there is no end..) : +password +config.inc +filetype:inc -cvs

or +mysql_connect +filetype:inc -cvs


Funny rabbits

by Kane (September 2004)

intitle:liveapplet inurl:LvAppl
inurl:indexFrame.shtml Axis
intext:"MOBOTIX M1" intext:"Open Menu"

Linguistic rabbits

by fravia+ (September 2004)

intitle:glossary and of course you may specify your target sector: intitle:glossary "internet terms"

This is connected both with our Seekers' Linguistic Station and with our eurosearch.htm regional approach...

Search engines rabbits

by fravia+ (October 2004)

Everything about google's datacenters and dances:

(c) III Millennium by [fravia+], all rights reserved and reversed