Adam Fields (weblog)

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Kaboom! Google Desktop Proxy

Filed under: — adam @ 6:40 pm

Google Desktop limits your searches to just your local loopback
interface to prevent people on other machines from querying your
index. Hah! Along comes the Google Desktop Proxy, which allows open
searches from other machines. While this is theoretically meant to be
used for your benefit, I will NOT be surprised if this or something
like it shows up in an email worm somewhere along the line.

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