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22 February 2007 | 5,025 views

Serious XSS Flaw in Google Desktop Allows Data Theft

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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