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Google Search Cache Spawns SSL Fear

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#1 Scarlett


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Posted 24 November 2004 - 12:58 PM

It's proving tougher than anticipated to protect SSL VPNs from the voracious caching machine housed inside Google Desktop Search. By Tim Greene Network World, 11/22/04 The search tool, which is in beta, still manages to store and leave in the open certain SSL VPN data despite the best efforts of tools to curb the search engine's activity. Customers are concerned that SSL VPN data might be cached and indexed by Google Desktop Search on a machine that is out of corporate control, such as an employee's home PC or one borrowed by an employee visiting a business associate. "It would be a horrible thing to think that there was a trail being left behind of what went on in what we regarded as secure SSL VPNs," says Jim Abshire, manager of operations and systems development at Herr Foods in Nottingham, Pa., which uses Netilla SSL VPN gear.
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Posted 24 November 2004 - 05:04 PM

It's definately a scary thought,but you'd be surprised at the amount of info Google collects.A few creative searches :thumbsup: and i've gotten admin/webmaster passwords,e-mails with PayPal and Ebay account info,FTP and SQL logins and passwords.Google is the greatest at finding things,but in the wrong hands it can be a corporations undoing.

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 05:20 PM


Too many of us already know how to persue those kinds of searches.

(And NO I'll not give up that info either!)
The only easy day was yesterday.

...some do, some don't; some will, some won't (WR)

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