Google security concerns

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There is an article on how a third party Google application has been used to steal gmail log-in ids. It also describes some of the security problems plaguing online web services such as Gmail and Yahoo mail. This reminds me of our earlier class on privacy issues on the web. Our personal information collected by third parties is never secure. More and more people are ceding their privacy rights to Google because of its popularity, yet simultaneously, Google is becoming an increasingly popular target for security breaches.

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  1. skass

    March 13, 2008 @ 10:18 am

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    On a related note, one of the speakers at the JOLT symposium – Virgil Griffith, founder of Wikiscanner – said that he can essentially gather the web history of most Internet users using a program that asks your computer a series of a yes/no questions (have you accessed x website) at a rate of about 1000 per second. Scary stuff – He said the best way to protect yourself is to use Tor (http://www.torproject.org/).