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Google Knowledge Panel Hijack Explained

January 10, 2019 / Roger Montti

ZDNet reported that a security researcher discovered that Google’s Knowledge Panels can be manipulated. The security researcher notified Google a year ago but Google declined to patch the alleged exploit.  A possible reason may be because it’s not really a hijacking exploit. Yet, there may be reasons why Google should consider resolving this issue. The alleged hijacking exploit allows anyone to alter Google’s Knowledge Panel so that they can insert any other knowledge panel into as many search results as they wish.