When creating a website, usually use tools such as WordPress or code directly. Whatever ways that you use, HTML is an essential language for creating a website. There is an element called a meta tag in HTML. This is a tag that summarizes the main point about the website, which is one of the necessary factors to increase the exposure of the website. Criminal IP (https://www.criminalip.io) provides a meta description search filter, one of the meta tags. Using this filter, you can lookup the IP address of a website that contains the keyword you want to search in the HTML meta description element.

How to search for html meta description

Using the html_meta_description filter at Criminal IP Asset Search (https://www.criminalip.io/asset) is pretty simple. You can put keywords that you are interested in next to the filter name. If you are interested in NFT which is new emerging market these days, you can enter html_meta_description: NFT. Below are search results using this filter.

html_meta_description: NFT

Search results for html_meta_description: NFT in Criminal IP Asset Search

Search results for html_meta_description: NFT in Criminal IP Asset Search

A website of the search results contains the keyword “NFT” in <meta name=”description”> that we use as a filter value. Just so you know if you press F12 it will enter the developer tool.

A search result using meta description filter indicates that the developer tool screen of the site found, keyword, matches the meta description.

A search result using meta description filter indicates that the developer tool screen of the site found, keyword, matches the meta description.

Like this, in Criminal IP you can find websites that are difficult to find just by Google search through meta description search. In addition, only secure websites can be explored through various threat information that can determine threats from websites such as risk score.

How to use another html_meta_description filter

Exposed SCADA devices that cause serious security incidents can also be found using the html_meta_description filter. For reference, abbreviation of SCADA is Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, a computer system that monitors and controls industrial control systems (ICS). Different from existing mechanical systems that were monitored and controlled in the field, it has the advantage of being able to directly control remote facilities in one place, but it is likely to be a target for cyber terrorism due to weak security. In fact, in the winter of 2015, about 230,000 residents were damaged by BlackEnergy malware attacks in the Ivano-Frankivsk region of western Ukraine.

On Asset Search (https://www.criminalip.io/asset) If you search for SCADA with a simple keyword search , all servers with SCADA in the banner are searched. In the search result there are  actual SCADA-related servers. However there are also websites which contain general SCADA information.  In this case, the search result may be narrowed to the actual SCADA server by using the html_meta_description filter. Below is the result of searching for html_meta_description: SCADA in Criminal IP, and a total of 295 servers were found.

html_meta_description: SCADA

Search results for for html_meta_description: SCADA in Criminal IP Asset Search

Search results for for html_meta_description: SCADA in Criminal IP Asset Search

Some of the SCADA servers discovered were unprotected and could be attacked by hackers. In this way, an exposed server vulnerable to an attack surface may be detected through html meta description search.

We have posted a blog about how to detect vulnerabilities in collaboration tools by meta_description search before, so check it out to learn more about filter usage.


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