Knowledge Graph ‘bug’ makes it possible to spoof Google search results

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A security specialist has discovered a bug in Google’s Knowledge Graph — the cards that appear at the top of search results to highlight key pieces of information and provide quick answers to questions– which makes it not only possible, but simple to manipulate search results. Wietze Beukema has demonstrated how it is possible to make simple tweaks to a search URL and display a knowledge panel card containing whatever data you want. While it is not possible to change the results that appear when people conduct a search, the bug means that fake links can be shared with others,… …Continue reading on BetaNews

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