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Why Yandex is not to blame for the leaked passwords from Google Docs

Why Yandex is not to blame for the leaked passwords from Google Docs

"Yandex" closed search by Google docs, unlike the Google

Users of social networks found that in the search "Yandex" you can find the files from the free Google Docs service. Using the keywords they found corporate guidelines, lists of passwords and other sensitive data. The owners have established access to this data at the link – they still can be found in other search engines.

The public MDK in "Twitter" on Wednesday evening invited to send their findings in the comments.

Users found the alleged list of victims in the self-proclaimed Luhansk people’s Republic, list of tools for investigations on open sources Bellingcat, which seemed to many discriminatory rules of admission to work in Tinkoff Bank (the Bank deny that they have relative to the document), addresses the St. Petersburg brothels "blacklist" taxi services of Smolensk and much more. The authenticity of all these documents is not confirmed.

Some files were open for editing users to add comments.

Approximately at o’clock in the morning Moscow time "Yandex" stopped issuing results from Google Docs. In the official commentary, which was circulated by the press service "Yandex" says that the search engine indexes the entire public portion of the Internet – that is, those pages that are available when you click on the links without entering a username and password.

In Google the Agency RBC said that the service is well protected and working correctly. In the company insist that the search engines can show in the results only those documents that users have made public.

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Why Yandex is not to blame for the leaked passwords from Google Docs

"Yandex" closed search by Google docs, unlike the Google

Users of social networks found that in the search "Yandex" you can find the files from the free Google Docs service. Using the keywords they found corporate guidelines, lists of passwords and other sensitive data. The owners have established access to this data at the link – they still can be found in other search engines.

The public MDK in "Twitter" on Wednesday evening invited to send their findings in the comments.

Users found the alleged list of victims in the self-proclaimed Luhansk people’s Republic, list of tools for investigations on open sources Bellingcat, which seemed to many discriminatory rules of admission to work in Tinkoff Bank (the Bank deny that they have relative to the document), addresses the St. Petersburg brothels "blacklist" taxi services of Smolensk and much more. The authenticity of all these documents is not confirmed.

Some files were open for editing users to add comments.

Approximately at o’clock in the morning Moscow time "Yandex" stopped issuing results from Google Docs. In the official commentary, which was circulated by the press service "Yandex" says that the search engine indexes the entire public portion of the Internet – that is, those pages that are available when you click on the links without entering a username and password.

In Google the Agency RBC said that the service is well protected and working correctly. In the company insist that the search engines can show in the results only those documents that users have made public.

"Yandex" not only indexes your Google Docs. Google itself searches for 8.9 million documents from your service (we are talking only about documents that are in settings open to all). For search it is necessary next to the query to specify the site:docs.google.com.

Even better with it Yahoo: the search engine provides more than 43 million references to open documents with Google Docs.

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Documents, access to which is open only to transition from e-mail or password is not leaked. Some users believed that by opening access to a document only by reference, they cover it from prying eyes, although in search engine results you might find everything published on the Internet.

Why Yandex is not to blame for the leaked passwords from Google Docs

In the Google on access to documents it is only the results in the search engine. His competitors says nothing

Not only Google Docs

Besides Google Docs, the search engine results get the documents from other online platforms. So, in 2013, the CIA officer Joshua Adam Schulte published a working code of the program used by U.S. intelligence, on the website for programmers GitHub.

This code subsequently appeared on the WikiLeaks website, where activists collect sensitive government information. At the moment Schulte is serving a sentence for child pornography, the court for corporate leaks to him yet.

As WikiLeaks found merged source code of the CIA is unknown, but they could use search Google for GitHub.

Why Yandex is not to blame for the leaked passwords from Google Docs

Google Docs is available in 83 languages and allows sovmestno to work on texts, tables, images and other documents

There are other services where you can find personal information: cloud storage Microsoft OneDrive (the documents are searched on request "site:onedrive.live.com") and Scribd ("site:onedrive.live.com"), as well as sites for presentations SlideShare ("site:slideshare.net") and Prezi ("site:prezi.com"). As in the case of Google Docs, the documents fall in the search engines, if they are not covered passwords or privacy settings.

Previously, the social network "VKontakte" added search for documents, users found that not hidden by privacy settings, the files were accessible to all users. In the search for documents across your saved passwords, scanned passport and other personal information.

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As explained then in the social network, all downloaded files by default remain private – in the search they get if the owner changed the privacy settings or posted the file in the open community.

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