Anti-virus scanner added to Google Gmail

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Google has introduced an anti-virus scanning service to Gmail. Each time users send and receive attachments, Gmail will automatically scan them for viruses. It’s unclear whether Google developed the technology in-house (highly unlikely) or licensed it from a security firm, much less who that firm might be. Gmail previously blocked the transmission of executable attachments […]

IE Design Flaw Lets Hacker Crack Google Desktop

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An unpatched design flaw in Microsoft Corp.’s Internet Explorer browser could give malicious hackers an easy way to use the Google Desktop application to covertly hijack user information. Matan Gillon, a hacker from Israel, discovered the vulnerability in the cross-domain protections in Internet Explorer and published a proof-of-concept exploit to show how Google Desktop can […]

Zone Labs sued over spyware classification

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Marketing company 180solutions filed a lawsuit against desktop-security firm Zone Labs taking issue with a warning generated by the security firm’s personal firewall software, which labels 180solutions advertising client as spyware. Securityfocus


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