Major Google Sitemaps Privacy Flaw!

Nov 18, 2005 - 8:34 am 4 by
Filed Under Misc Google

I want you to try this, go to Google Sitemaps and set up an account. Then add aol.com to your list and verify the site. Guess what! You get to see the statistics for AOL.

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This is not just AOL, works on any site that has the Google Verification File on the server. I tried it with Yahoo and got; "NOT VERIFIED We couldn't find your verification file."

DaveN has a ton more information on this at his blog entry named Google Sitemaps OMG. This steams from a WebmasterWorld thread.

Google, how can we trust you anymore?

I started a thread at Search Engine Watch Forums named Google Loses Trust with Sitemaps.

 

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