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Google Fixes Security Hole



12:19 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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According to a report posted to the Bugtraq Security Focus list on Wednesday, Google's new Desktop Search tool did not prevent a hacker from inserting JavaScript, a programming language, into the Web address of its page image, or logo. That vulnerability could have allowed any rogue third party to change the appearance of Google's Web page to ask for personal data such as credit card numbers from its visitors, what's known as a phishing scam, according to the warning.


8:43 am on Oct 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

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yeah, and gmail has a new one where the authentication cookie can be hijacked.

there is no known workaround, even if the user changes passwords. a highjacked cookie will remain valid.


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