Posts Tagged “.doc”

The goofile Backtrack menu item ( Backtrack > Information Gathering > Web Application Analysis > Open Source Analysis ) is a great little Python script that provides easy access and results from one of Google’s Advanced Searches. During the information gathering phase of a penetration test it provides a great method to collect data about your target by searching a domain for specific file types. Below we describe goofile in more detail and provide an example of how goofile works.

Read the rest of this entry »

DeliciousStumbleUponDiggTwitterFacebookRedditLinkedInEmail
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Comments No Comments »

One good thing about writing articles on tools is you get to test out lots of different stuff you may not have normally used. One of these tools for me was Metagoofil. Metagoofil is a tool for written in Python for extracting the metadata from public documents (pdf,doc,xls,ppt) available in the target websites. This information could be useful because you can get valid usernames, or people names, for using later in brute force password attacks (vpn, ftp, webapps etc.). The tool first queries Google for different filetypes that can have useful metadata (pdf, doc, xls,ppt,etc), then it downloads those documents to the disk and run the program “extract” on every file. It will generate a HTML page with the results of the metadata extracted, plus a list of potential usernames.

Read the rest of this entry »

DeliciousStumbleUponDiggTwitterFacebookRedditLinkedInEmail
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Comments 1 Comment »

A quick and easy way to convert Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx) files to pdf is to install the free 2007 Microsoft Office Add-in: Microsoft Save as PDF. It is not necessary to close Word or restart it for the add-in to take effect. When finished installed, click Save As… > .pdf to save the file as pdf.

For that matter, this method works for all Office apps including Powerpoint, OneNote, Excel, and others. This is an alternative to buying Adobe Acrobat Pro.

DeliciousStumbleUponDiggTwitterFacebookRedditLinkedInEmail
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Comments 1 Comment »

Even though older versions of Microsoft Word do not allow you by default to view .docx files created from Word 2007 you can install a compatibility pack that will allow you to do so. It is also possible for Word 2007 users to save files as .doc files instead of .docx files. Below we explain how to accomplish each goal.

View .docx Files With Pre 2007 Word Versions:

Read the rest of this entry »

DeliciousStumbleUponDiggTwitterFacebookRedditLinkedInEmail
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Comments No Comments »

Opening Microsoft Office OneNote files without OneNote being installed can be a bit of a pain but it is possible and therer are numerous options to do so. Below I will provide a couple different ways to go about reading the OneNote notebook or file. The first of which is if someone has sent you a .one (OneNote) file and you want to open it without having to ask them to provide a different format. The second method will be providing them numerous different formats that they could provide you the OneNote file in including Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx) and HTML.

The first method I will explain is opening the file without having to ask the person who sent you the file to do anything. Regardless of what method you want to use to view the files you will be required to download and install the trial of Microsoft Office OneNote that lasts for 60 days. After 60 days you should still be able to view files but you will not be able to edit them.

Read the rest of this entry »

DeliciousStumbleUponDiggTwitterFacebookRedditLinkedInEmail
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Comments 18 Comments »