19 Apr '15, 9pm

Google April Fool’s Prank Actually Backfires

An April Fool’s prank Google pulled two weeks ago inadvertently broke some of the site’s security, an error that briefly allowed so-called click-jacking exploits that trick users into performing undesired actions such as changing their user preferences. Google’s April Fool’s pranks have become a favorite pastime on the Internet. This year, people who visited the site on April 1 found the entire contents of Google’s iconic home page displayed backwards. Web developing nerds also found a comment in the web page itself that read “!sLooF LIRPA YPPAH,” which spells “Happy April Fool’s” backward. According to a blog post published Friday by researchers from Netcraft, the prank also caused Google’s homepage to omit a crucial header that’s used to prevent click-jacking attacks. Attackers could have seized on the omission of the X-Frame-Options header to change a user’s search sett...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/04/19/google-april-fools-p...

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