Google Not Immune To Hacks – Blog Post Faked

Add Your Comments

Lots of running around earlier with the posting on a number of blogs that Google was pulling the click-to-call advertising model, which it had recently just launched. I’m not going to feed the frenzy by publishing a screenshot of the entry – suffice it to say that Google has now posted an official statement that the entry was a hack:

About that fake post
10/08/2006 01:52:00 PM

Posted by Karen Wickre, Google Blog team

A bug in Blogger enabled an unauthorized user to make a fake post on the Google Blog last night, claiming that we’ve discontinued our AdWords click-to-call test. 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.

What I find more ironic is that on October 6th, the Google Blog featured a entry detailing their commitment to security. Do I smell a challenge? If the two are related, kind of scary how little time it took to actually hack the blog. For the rest of us, guess we should feel even more secure now ;-)

About the Author

Frances Krug has worked in market research since graduating from UCLA with an MA and CPhil in Latin American history. As an editor and online content provider for the last 7 years, she currently is Associate Editor at iNET Interactive, where she also directs Search Marketing Standard's email marketing program.

Add Your Comments

  • (will not be published)