28 Nov '12, 3am

Google Security Alert: Unverified Users Regain Webmaster Tools, Analytics Access

Attention site owners: former employees, consultants, or contractors may now have access to your Google Webmaster Tools and Analytics accounts. A Google security flaw has restored access to users who no longer should have that access. As David Naylor explained: From initial glance at our WMT’s accounts we now have regained access to every old account we have previously been given access to, whether that is a previous client or maybe a site that came to us for some short term consultancy. … Now that WMT is so much more powerful than it ever was there is a serious risk that damage could be caused to sites by people who no longer have permission to make changes. Things like disavow link lists, deindex urls or the entire site, redirect urls, geolocation alterations .. a whole world of pain. If you haven't yet, go check your Google Webmaster Tools account and turn off access to...

Full article: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2227868/Google-Secur...

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