Google flaw provides in for phishing
wow. I was pointing out to a friend which Antivirus software i use, and saw there news section :
A security flaw in Google’s search appliances could expose Websites that use the products to information-stealing phishing attacks, ZDNet UK reports.
The Google Search Appliance and Google Mini are used by organisations including banks and universities to add search features to Websites. A flaw in the way the systems handle certain characters makes it possible to craft a Web link that looks like it points to a trusted site, but when clicked serves up content from a third, potentially malicious site.
“This vulnerability affects a lot of very large Websites. It basically allows a virtual defacement of a Website when following a malicious link,” a security expert said.
“We have notified all customers and provided them with clear instructions on how to protect their appliances,” a Google spokesperson said, adding that no Google Search Appliance or Google Mini users have reported any exploits of the flaw.
now that’s BAD news for google, when are they going to sort out these security issues .. I don’t want to say google checkout but that must be a prime target for teh Hackers