[unisog] Getting things deleted from Google's cache
hhoffman at ip-solutions.net
Thu Apr 6 02:10:08 GMT 2006
Google will review based upon META tags or submission of a URL if it's
Hope this helps.
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Russell Fulton wrote:
> We had an incident where a file was exposed to the Internet on a web
> server that should not have been visible outside. The problem was first
> discovered back in December and the firewall settings changed so the the
> server was no longer accessible from outside. Everyone heaved a sight
> of relief and went back to sleep. Last week we found out that the file
> was still available via Google! Ouch!!
> It turns out that Google will delete pages from the cache if and only if
> it gets a 404 from the url (I assume there must be some timeout ???).
> By simply removing the server from the net we did not get the file out
> of Google's cache and it sat there for four months.
> We are now 'resurrecting' a skeleton server to expire all material from
> Google's cache.
> One other thing I found ( thanks to "es0" on #unisog) is the url to
> request Google to remove items from the cache urgently. This still
> requires that Google gets a 404 for the url and takes "3 to 5 days".
> This site also has information on how to use meta tags to control what
> Google indexes. I wish Google had prominent links to this url on their
> contact and security pages, it would have saved me quite some time.
> This information was published in the spring issue of 2600.
> Cheers, Russell
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