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"You don't have permission to view this thing" - I do now.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Conor, Apr 17, 2015.

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  1. Conor

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    So here's a fun party trick:

    Have you ever searched for something in Google while attempting to troubleshoot an issue, or just to do some light reading, you find the EXACT page you're looking for, and you get greeted with a nice friendly "You are not allowed to view this page, please sign up" notice?

    Try clicking the little arrow directly after the URL in Google.
    Click "Cached".

    Voila, free reading without the unnecessary hassle of signing up. This works best with most vBulletin forums, as it doesn't block the Google bot by default, as far as I know.
     
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  2. IMdudeIMdude

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    Very nice tip. Thank you for sharing! Will try it once i came across with that message.
     
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  3. Apricot

    Apricot Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    I use this all the time, makes me feel so good.
     
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    nice find bud :)
     
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    futurestunner BANNED BANNED

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    Its my all time trick to read hidden content.
     
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  6. KardoseR

    KardoseR Regular Member

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    And if you need to see the other pages just grab the link of the page you want to see, change the page number and paste it in chrome search bar like this

    cache:http://www.site.com/page=310

    this goes directly to the cache if it exists
     
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  7. Automated

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    I've been doing this for a long time -- such a useful little trick!
     
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    great tricks to spam aff. link
     
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    Great Tip mate.
     
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  10. Nut-Nights

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    I was not aware of this, Really nice trick.
     
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    Neat trick. How come I never thought of this. I use google cache all the time!
     
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    lol nice trick, im going to use this next time I need it
     
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  13. koolkake

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    I was doing the same trick but just browsing under a Googlebot user agent, but your method is much faster and easier. Thanks
     
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  14. cottonwolf

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    One thing I hate, is which is somewhat related, that O2 doesn't allow my mobile to access bhw without wifi. And I ain't gonna pull out the credit card, nono.

    This works for content lockers, too, doesn't it?
     
  15. Conor

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    I've never tried actually. I suspect not, but I could be wrong.
     
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    I lol'd at thread title a little. You showed them :)
    Good trick though.
     
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    Examples? I have never been in such situations.
     
  18. koolkake

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    This works for anything where Google is allowed to see and index the content, but normal users are not. A lot of people have website scripts on forums that lets Google index all their posts/threads, but you have to sign up to see it. Google cache basically just lets you view the content as a Google bot, last time it crawled that page
     
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    Does it work for news articles that need subscription or not? I cant check on phone
     
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