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#1 diego88

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 02:13 PM

This does not sound very safe. Sounds as if it could send important identifiable information and it states that when you go to install this. What do you all think??

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#2 keithy397

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 06:42 AM

I think you're absolutely correct.

I've seen loads of bad press about this including people who are entering forums under someone else's ID. The tool will be great when they get it together though. I tried it for an hour or two until I started receiving alerts about it from C|Net, PC World and other techie sites.

It is only in Beta stage though so hopefully when they correct all these security flaws it might prove very useful.
Cheers

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 11:05 AM

See this post:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...topic=18112&hl=

In the past, Google has released BETA versions of new programs that have raised security questions and then has fixed these when they release the official publication of the application.
Like any BETA version, one uses it at one's own risk.

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John
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Posted 08 May 2005 - 08:38 PM

it broke all my webkey hotkeys
http://browseraddons.friendpages.com
couldn't open links in e-mail
uninstalled and all is normal again




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