Google's PC search software is vulnerable to a variation on a little-known Web-based attack called anti-DNS (Domain Name System) pinning, that could give an attacker access to any data indexed by Google Desktop, security researchers said this week.
This is the second security problem reported this week for the software. On Wednesday, researchers at Watchfire said they'd found a flaw that could allow attackers to read files or run unauthorized software on systems running Google Desktop.
Msg#: 3262519 posted 4:38 pm on Feb 24, 2007 (gmt 0)
All part of the process?
Hansen and Grossman say that Google is not the only company vulnerable to a growing category of Web-based attacks. For instance, MySpace.com was hit when a fast-moving worm spread through the MySpace community in early December, stealing MySpace log-in credentials and promoting adware Web sites.
Now we'll have someone to share the home page at WebmasterWorld with Microsoft. Its about time! ;)
Anytime something reaches mass levels, out come the security issues. You see, its not only Microsoft, its anyone in the limelight.