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Posted byitchyNADZ
Posted on01/08/06 08:33 AM

Ever experienced this? You ask Google to look something up,
the engine returns with a number of finds. If you try to
open the ones with the most promising content, you are
confronted with a registration page instead, and the stuff
you were looking for will not be revealed to you unless you
agree to a credit card or other transaction first.

The lesson you should have learned here is Google can go where you can't.

Can we solve this problem? Yes, we can. We merely have to
convince the site we want to enter that WE ARE GOOGLE.

In fact, many sites that force users to register or even pay
in order to search and use their content, leave a backdoor
open for the Googlebot, because a prominent presence in
Google searches is known to generate sales leads, site hits
and exposure.

Examples of such sites are Windows Magazine, .Net Magazine,
Nature, and many, many newspapers around the globe.

How then, can you disguise yourself as a Googlebot? Quite
simple: by changing your browser's User Agent. Copy the
following code segment and paste it into a fresh notepad
file. Save it as Useragent.reg and merge it into your

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User Agent]

Voila! You're done!

You may always change it back again.... I know only one site
that uses you User Agent to establish your eligability to
use its services, and that's the Windows Update site.

To restore the IE6 User Agent, save the following code to
NormalAgent.reg and merge with your registry:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User Agent]
@="Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)"

For Opera:

Opera allows for on-the-fly switching of User Agents through
its "Browser Identification" function.

For Firefox:

Tools ->user agent switcher ->options->options->user agents->

Copy and paste "Googlebot 2.1" (without quotes) in
"Description" and in user "Agent field".

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Subject  Posted byPosted On
.Backdoor into every site  itchyNADZ01/08/06 08:33 AM
.*Re: Backdoor into every site  Law_Suit01/08/06 04:14 PM
..*Re: Backdoor into every site  Anonymous06/16/06 03:29 PM
.*User Agent Switcher for Firefox -nt-  RoushiMSX01/08/06 10:55 AM
.*I tried to use it to download porn  jajig01/08/06 10:16 AM