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Second Google Desktop Vulnerability Reported

     
10:25 am on Feb 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Following on from the previous vulnerability, [webmasterworld.com] there are reports of another issue.

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.

Second Google Desktop Vulnerability Reported [pcworld.com]

4:38 pm on Feb 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

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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.

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Anytime something reaches mass levels, out come the security issues. You see, its not only Microsoft, its anyone in the limelight.

Great point, ive been saying the same thing for awhile and personally can't wait until firefox and mac get enough marketshare to warrent attacks and quiet alot of uninformed noisemakers.

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sssshhhhh.. your not alowed to put google under the same microscope you put everyone else. They're to good, a perfect brand. We can't judge them!