McAfee to protect websites and users with SiteDigger 2.0

Posted on Monday, Jan 10 2005 @ 23:01 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
McAfee launched a tool today - named SiteDigger 2.0 - that looks up information about the security of websites by sending specific search queries to Google.

This is also known as 'Google hacking' - such searches can easily spot exploitable flaws and sentive information like passwords and credit card numbers.

Armed with a profile of their Web site weaknesses discovered by using the SiteDigger tool, organizations can proactively minimize information leaks and reduce the risk of exploitation. The recently upgraded SiteDigger 2.0 tool has increased reporting capabilities and has also increased the number of checks it can perform by sixfold to reduce the incidence of exposure of proprietary information.
"McAfee is committed to providing the necessary tools to safeguard personal and private information and the increased functionality of our SiteDigger tool helps companies protect private information that is mistakenly made available through their Web sites."
SiteDigger 2.0 can be downloaded here.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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