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Is it still safe to install and use Picasa sofware from Google?


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#1 xspeed

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 01:59 AM

Hi,

 

Google stooped offering updates for Picasa. Is it still safe to use it? 

 

Actual version is: 3.9.141 (Build 259).

 

https://picasa.google.com/

 

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 02:47 PM

https://www.cvedetails.com/vulnerability-list/vendor_id-1224/product_id-12079/Google-Picasa.html 

 

Should help you out. Enjoy.



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Posted 31 May 2017 - 10:17 PM

I have not found any issues with using Picasa and recently reinstalled it on my own machine.

 

It has essentially lost all of its "Google Connected" capacities but all of the local "on your computer" features work just fine.  I have not heard any recent reports of security vulnerabilities with Picasa, and the only one a quick web search turned up was documented in:

 

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/msvr11-008.aspx 

 

and was fixed prior to version 3.9.


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Posted 01 June 2017 - 03:50 PM

Thank you, than maybe, it still should be ok using it.

 

Can someone say please if there are any automatic online services/newsletters more than Google Alerts, to be notified when for example "Picasa exploit" "Picasa vulnerability" has been found/added or when Picasa start representing a risk? 

 

Or, should I manually search from time to time, or rely on "Google Alerts"?

 

Regards.



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Posted 01 June 2017 - 04:46 PM

Were I you I would manually search every once in a while since Picasa has been out of support for some time now.

 

The reason I don't worry about that is most of my concerns regarding out of support software is for stuff that continues to have active interaction with cyberspace.  So far as I can tell Picasa has had all of it's connections to the world of the internet entirely neutered.  It is essentially an entirely local program.


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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:39 PM

Yes it is.  The problem is people believe that if software is no longer in active status that there is something wrong with it.  Picasa is great for WebP images that google semi supports now.  It also works under Linux with wine which I think is better than shotwell






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