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  • Search terms used to query web search engines contain significant amounts of sensitive information and the aggregation and use of these terms constitutes a severe privacy breach. These attacks are often of the MitM form.
  • Search engines play a major role in reconnaissance attacks serving further structured attacks. Note: Search engines can not be held responsible for the huge numbers of poorly configured and insecure machines that use the search functionalities offered, but can be held responsible for continuing to provide easy ways to locate weak and penetrable machines.
  • Another common attack is search engine poisoning, using Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques.

en/problems/search/security.txt · Last modified: 2020/03/09 10:51 by Digital Dot