defacement in the web today

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Thursday, July 06, 2006

Google vulnerability closed

Seems it took less than a day for the vulnerability Google had with their feed reader to be closed. This was quite the relief because I realize so many people trust Google without really thinking about it and the quick fix didn't give anybody a chance to exploit the hole with a cross site scripting attack.

The blogger and security expert that went full disclosure with the issue still isn't entirely happy as the problem with redirects he's also talked about hasn't been touched in six months. In addition he doesn't sound like he would repeat the even with all the problems and hassle it created for him. Many people contacted him and called him a Google hater but he knows he's not and life goes on. Hopefully Google doesn't have another problem like this since it looks like one person who could find it might not be looking


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