Tag Archives: Google Security

Google Deletes Custom Search Blog After Marking It As Spam

Google Custom Search Blog Hacked? from Google Blogoscoped quickly reported what appeared to be a hack of Google’s official Custom Search Blog. But what really happened was that Google marked their own blog as a spam blog and ultimately removed the blog from Blogger, allowing someone else to claim the …

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Google Presentations Security Issue Leaked Email Addresses

Nathan Weinberg reports that Google fixed a security issue with the new Google Presentations, which leaked user email addresses to the public. What happened was that when webmasters tried to embed presentations into their web pages, it would then log people into Google Talk via their Google Account. After they …

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Google's Safe Browsing Diagnostic Tool

A week ago Google announced the release of a safe browsing diagnostic tool. To use the tool, just append a URL to the end of http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=. For example, to test this site, you would enter http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=https://searchengineland.com/. Google will then return four sets of security information about that page. (1) The …

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Google's Blogger Makes Up 2% Of All Malware Hosts

Blogspot.com cited as the No. 1 host for malware from News.com reports Google’s Blogger accounts “for nearly 2 percent of all malware hosts.” Sophos, an antivirus vendor, published a report showing the state of malware injections and attacks throughout the web. Specifically, hackers can set up “malicious blogs” on the …

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Google Suggests Ways To Prevent Hacking

If you run a popular/successful blog, there’s a pretty good chance you’re plenty familiar with hacking and how to deal with it. But hacking comes in many forms and can hit any kind of web site that isn’t secure. In a post today, Google’s Webmaster Central blog talks about ways …

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Hackers Take Control Of Google Morocco For Several Hours

TechCrunch reported that Google Morocco was taken over by hackers for several hours. The reports say that the hackers gained access to Google’s domain name through the country’s registrar, NIC.ma. The DNS information was then changed to point to a different server until Google regained access and pointed the domain …

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Russian Roulette: McAfee Details Web's Riskiest Search Terms

Somewhere online right now there’s a music fan who’s big on free downloads, likes Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida” but doesn’t know the lyrics, is looking for free ringtones, uses MySpace, likes to play solitaire and wants the latest game cheats. Like many of us, s/he uses a search engine to …

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