[windows2000] OT: Google Desktop Security Breach

  • From: "Jim Kenzig http://thethin.net" <jimkenz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2004 08:00:01 -0800 (PST)

Google desktop search beta is indexing AND displaying results from password 
protected encrypted files without the need for a password:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1708644,00.asp

 

Some comments on this...this means that if someone had access to your computer 
they could theoretically just install the google desktop and access your 
encrypted files...further I wonder if Network shares can get indexed and if so 
this would open a whole new can of worms. 

Jim

 

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