I wrote about a new Google program called Desktop Search in the October 14, 2004 edition of this newsletter. It is an excellent program for finding data on your own hard drive, be it genealogy data or something else. The program has become very popular, but a security hole was identified. Google has now fixed the problem.
Google issued the following statement in response to the flaw discovery:
"We were made aware of this vulnerability with the Google Desktop Search software and have since fixed the problem so that all current and future users are secure."
If you already have Google Desktop Search installed, an update is being distributed through an auto-update feature, according to Google officials. All you have to do is run the program, and it will automatically install itself.
If you do not yet have the program installed and would like to learn more about it, read my earlier article.