Hacking the Google Desktop

We’ve been building HackADay.com in stealth/beta mode for the past couple of weeks , and today I noticed a really important post regarding Google’s new Desktop Search.

It turns out some clever people have figuring out how to search another person’s desktop. Now, you have to have access to that computer, but you can imagine the implications of this if someone did it on their manager desktop at their office, or their kids desktop.

Sure, you could have done this with key-capture software any time in the past twenty years, but combining this with the power of the Google Desktop is really dangerous.

I guess users are going to have to get even more careful about what they store on their machines, what software they install, and who they let use their machines!

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