Google tightens Google Desktop security to avoid IE bug



Last week there was word of a bug in Internet Explorer that would allow users of Google Desktop to be vulnerable to having the files on their machine viewed from a malicious website. Today, there is news that Google has made changes on thier site that prevent that flaw from being exploited through their software.


I guess it seems a bit murky in understanding whose bug this is. The bottom line point is that the bug still exists and other software at some point may be vulnerable to it. Google has merely made sure that their software can’t be used to exploit the bug.

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