Google Search Console Risk
Google Search Console was better known as Google Webmaster Tools.
The ten year old name for the toolset designed for webmasters, publishers and business owners is changing to Google Search Console. Why? Google says, because the tool is not just for webmasters, it is for hobbyists, small business owners, SEO experts, marketers, programmers, designers, app developers and yes, Webmasters – but webmasters are just one segment of its user base. To make it more inclusive and not to scare away non-webmasters, Google renamed the tool.
Nothing else has changed with this name change, although Google is frequently adding new features to the tool. But, now even the good old trustworthy tool of choice may be an opening for those bad people to gain access to your websites.
From Network World
Hackers who compromise websites are also increasingly verifying themselves as the owners of those properties in Google’s Search Console. Under certain circumstances this could allow them to remain undetected longer than they otherwise would be, researchers warn.
The Google Search Console, formerly known as the Google Webmaster Tools, is a very useful service for administrators to understand how their websites perform in search results.
In addition to providing analytics about search queries and traffic, it also allows webmasters to submit new content for crawling and to receive alerts when Google detects malware or spam issues on their websites.