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Re: How to use Google to find confidential informations
From: m () pavis lamel bo cnr it (Michele Finelli)
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 17:17:53 +0100

* Vincent GAILLOT (vgaillot () telecom insa-lyon fr) [011119 17:11]:
Hi, I am a french student and I heard recently about the capacity of google to 
deal with documents from Word, Excel or Powerpoint.

So, I don't know if it is a great technical bug, but I know about hacking and 
security 


I think that this is not a real (new) issue, after all search engines are 
just indexing what is already available on the Net. I would like to 
suggest you the reading of the last issue of IEEE Computer, October 2001 
(well, at least from me, perhaps in USA the November issue is already 
out). It has very nice articles on security, and the first of them reads: 

``Search Engines as Security Threat'', Hernandez, Sierra, Ribagorda, Ramos

I think you may obtain it from http://www.computer.org 

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