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  • Google desktop flaw

    http://www.hardwaregeeks.com/comments.php?shownews=2595

    As many predicted
    Last edited by Dean C; Mon 20 Dec '04, 10:11am.
    Dean Clatworthy - Web Developer/Designer

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    Feel free to quote as I prefer not to sign up for that site.

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      http://www.hardwaregeeks.com/comments.php?shownews=2595
      ManagerJosh, Owner of 4 XenForo Licenses, 1 vBulletin Legacy License, 1 Internet Brands Suite License
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      • #4
        That is pretty serious, but thankfully Google already patched up and everybody should be in the clear from breaches into their system.

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        • #5
          'Twould be nice if they mentioned it somewhere on their site, though...
          TheologyWeb. We debate theology. srsly.

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          • #6
            Yup, these Desktop Searches definitely make it easier for someone to extract data from a compromised machine. It won't be long until the latest malware is searching for "Bank of America" or "Paypal" etc. Those that store emails containing passwords for sites they signed up to, might want to stop doing that
            Christopher Padfield
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            • #7
              Sorry about the link in the first post. It seems if you're referred from certain sites you don't have to register, (i.e. google news)
              Dean Clatworthy - Web Developer/Designer

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              • #8
                This is why I don't use this stuff, and instead use Spotlight 100% spyware free and can't have these flaws. Rather I will use it when it comes out

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mac Write
                  This is why I don't use this stuff, and instead use Spotlight 100% spyware free and can't have these flaws. Rather I will use it when it comes out
                  Can't? That's rather strong, maybe doesn't(well how could it since it doesn't exist yet), but can't is just incorrect.
                  TheologyWeb. We debate theology. srsly.

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                  • #10
                    Spotlight doesn't connect to the Internet at all so it's impossible for anyone to gain access to your HD through the Spotlight DB, unlike the Google Desktop.

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