Google has fixed a security flaw in its desktop search software that created a means for hackers to rifle through personal files on users’ PCs. A failure in Google Desktop to “properly encode output containing malicious or unexpected characters” created a means for hackers to cross from the web environment to the desktop application environment. [...]
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A competitor for our buddy Google Desktop perhaps? ORACLE, the world’s third- biggest software maker, has begun selling software that allows users to search only personal data on their work computers such as email, word documents and calendar appointments. Chief executive Larry Ellison says the California company’s new search program “is one of the biggest [...]
Interesting to see which RSS aggregators and readers Digg users are using. As you can see after being ‘digged’ on Monday February 27th, the RSS subscriber base spiked from about 21 up to 182 at the highest point, after a day it receded back to around 150, and now it’s about 130. The biggest Agent [...]
Google Enterprise has reacted to privacy concerns and released Google Desktop 3 Enterprise. It responds to security concerns allowing full administrator control, letting them use the standard group policy settings to completely disable features, including the controversial Search Across Computers feature which you can read about in our original article. Google Enterprise’s Article
With the advent of Web 2.0 and more powerful, user friendly web applications, security and privacy concerns have increased. Moreso with the new version of Google Desktop coming out, although this is not strictly a web application, they will be storing your data online. Yes, version 3 adds the ability to “access your documents from [...]