Wednesday, September 22, 2004
Google Toolbar Security Flaw Just A Bunch Of Hogwash
Webstractions explains that yesterday's reported Google Toolbar vulnerability is just an overblown non-story. The so-called flaw only allows content to be changed and run locally, meaning the attacker would actually have to already have access to your computer. If this person has access to your computer, why would he use the Toolbar to launch an attack when he can do it directly? That's like using a gun to shoot the trigger of another, less accurate gun. This vulnerability may exist, but it won't cause problems in the real world.