Google Shuts Hole in Desktop Product

Feb 21, 2007

(AP) -- A potentially devastating hole in Google Inc.'s prevalent desktop search product could have exposed personal files on users' computers to data thieves. Google fixed the defect within weeks of being informed about it and says it has no evidence the vulnerability was exploited.



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