The n***a house hack remains unfixed.
According to The Independent, Google maps users who search for ‘nigga house’ were still being directed to the White House. Google has apologized for any offense Google map users feel for this vandalism of its map tools. Google is becoming more and more sure that the cause of the issue is “Google bombing,” whereupon hackers flood certain keywords with links to a physical location. If done enough, the two become associated in Google’s results. Hackers have forced the searches “n***a house,” “n***a king,” and other derivatives to redirect to the White House location.
The n***a house issue has been going on for more than two days now, and a resolution has been presented it seems, as of this writing. However, though no results popped up, a person can still add a location for those search engines.
Google has formally apologized for “any offence this may have caused.” Google seems to have repaired the n***a house hack, and it is looking more and more that Google was a victim in this situation.
Google mapping tools comb through the huge search data base to make sure the information is up to date. Hackers can, however, confuse the system and cause skewed results.
Silicone Angle is reporting that the group most hurt by the n***a house’ hack is not just Google maps and President Barack Obama, but users of Google maps, as well. Google thought they had solved the hacking prank issue of disabling its Google Map Maker tools because users were creating pranks instead of updating information, which is what the tool was originally for. The original hack that Google maps suffered was Edward’s Snow Den, a fake snowboarding business located inside the White House, according to Google maps. The hacking prank, of course, was a play on words with Edward Snowden, renowned for leaking National Security Administration secret documents.
The biggest difference in the n***a house hack is that it is n***a house and its derivatives are acting like keywords and not the business name itself. The Edwards’ Snow Den hack was believe to exploit the Google Maps Verified Business feature. A business requests a letter from Google Maps with a verification code. When the business receives the physical letter, they enter the address and verification code, and are verified. If that business was to move, they simply update in Google Maps, no need for another verification code.
Having tested n***a house and its derivatives one last time, it does appear that Google has resolved the issue.
[Image courtesy of Wallpaper Series]