Google refutes IDA's claims that its search bar caused PM, president websites breach, 13 Nov 2013
SINGAPORE--Google has broken its silence to refute reports stating a vulnerability in its search bar had compromised the websites of two government offices.
Singapore ICT regulator Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) was cited by local media reports to blame a vulnerability in Google's search bar, embedded in the two websites, as the cause of the breach. In a media briefing to which only local media were invited, IDA was quoted to say the vulnerability was exploited but detected within 15 to 20 minutes on both sites.
In response to the claims, a Google spokesperson told ZDNet in an e-mail Wednesday: "It has come to our attention that the PMO's website recently experienced an attack in the search functionality of the site run by Google's Custom Search Engine site-search widget.
"After investigation, it appears that the code in the Google custom search engine is safe and the vulnerability lies with the coding on the webpage." Full story
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