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Google Gotchas

Microsoft may come clean on its security flaws each and every month, but for Google it seems to take an outsider to point out weaknesses.

That's just what happened at the recent Black Hat conference, where security maven Tom Stracener from Cenzic Inc. showed how Google Gadgets can be hacked to steal passwords and personal information, and perhaps ultimately pilfer transaction data.

These gadgets may be cool, but given their exposure, they should probably have no place in your enterprise.

Are you taking extra steps to lock down Web services such as gadgets and IM? If so, how do you do it? Answers should proceed directly to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on August 11, 2008 at 11:52 AM