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RE: blocking Google Desktop
From: "Randall M" <randallm () fidmail com>
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2006 06:55:12 -0600

Are you all referring to this:

You keep saying version 4, but we are at 3. The above just places google in
the low in file swaping realm. This scares me for security reasons.

Thank You 
Randall M  


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[-----Original Message-----
[From: full-disclosure-bounces () lists grok org uk 
[[mailto:full-disclosure-bounces () lists grok org uk] On Behalf 
[Of Michael Holstein
[Sent: Friday, February 10, 2006 1:37 PM
[To: full-disclosure () lists grok org uk
[Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] blocking Google Desktop
[> I would also venture to say that they should be publicizing 
[> information for corporations to be able to block this wholesale 
[> (google desktop and gmail chat), since we all know there are 
[> institutions where people work, and think nothing of saving customer 
[> data onto laptops.
[Agreed. I'm actually working on testing it now, to figure out 
[how to write snort sigs to (detect) and/or (block) it -- 
[assuming I can't just blackhole *desktop.google.com on DNS.
[I might just block their ads as well (/pagead/iclk? in URLs) 
[out of spite for them doing this stupid trick with their 
[desktop product.
[FWIW, we're sending out notices that this is NOT to be 
[installed on any University-owned PC, violators get their 
[machine re-imaged.
[Michael Holstein CISSP GCIA
[Cleveland State University
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