Metasploit has designed a vertical search engine using the Google API to search specifically for malware. The search engine can be found here.
Ryan Naraine at eWeek has an excellent write up on how the engine works, describing that the search engine has been coded with 300 malware signatures with hopes to increase that to 6,000. The engine then searches the web according to Google and finds executable files that match those signatures.
Steven Bryant from Google Watch notes that Metasploit changed the logo to "censored" after possibly receiving a cease and desist letter from Google.
Looks to me that Metasploit is having fun with this, maybe Google complained to Metasploit about the colour and style of title that he used. But it is funny, nonetheless.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Malware Search Engine Powered By Google
Google API used to search for Malware.