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Hacker cracks Google Blogger security




Hacker cracks Google Blogger security
Hacker cracks Google Blogger security



http://www.itweek.co.uk/vnunet/news/2166003/google-hit-hacker-security 

By Clement James
vnunet.com 
09 Oct 2006

Google was left red-faced on Saturday when a bug in its Blogger software 
allowed an unauthorised user to post a comment on the official Google 
blog.

The post, which stayed up for around an hour before being pulled, 
claimed that Google had abandoned its click-to-call and Adwords 
partnership with eBay because of "monopolistic" concerns.

A post on the Google blog on Sunday confirmed that a bug in Blogger had 
enabled an unauthorised user to make a fake post on the Google Blog.

"The bug was fixed quickly and the post removed. As for the 
click-to-call test, it is progressing on schedule and we're pleased with 
the results thus far, " the blog said.

The day before the hack, Google had launched a new security page where 
it waxed lyrical on how the firm "takes security very seriously and 
designs all of its services and applications to protect your privacy and 
data security".

But the killer promise was: "We keep the bad guys out of our systems."


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