Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Google Secures Desktop Search From Microsoft

Google has made an adjustment to its desktop search tool to foil attacks that take advantage of an unpatched vulnerability in Microsoft's ubiquitous Internet Explorer Web browser.

The IE bug was disclosed late last week by Matan Gillon, a security researcher in Israel. He found a way to steal information from unwitting Google Desktop users by exploiting the Web browser flaw.

"We did make an adjustment to the product to help protect users," Google representative Sonya Boralv said Tuesday. "We made the adjustment on our end. Users don't need to download a patch or take any action."

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