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Google Vulnerability A Sign Of Web 2.0 Weakness
Managers must weigh security risks and protect systems as employees use Web applications from workplace computers.
January 8, 2007
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A recently found flaw in Web-based Google applications spotlights a growing concern: how to protect IT systems and data as workers access Web-based e-mail and collaborative applications.
It's "a bellwether of things to come as people get more serious about SOA and Web 2.0 capabilities," warns Gary McGraw, CTO of Cigital, a software security and reliability company.
How big a worry are consumer-focused Web apps? "Web mail accounts give you access to everything," contends Jeremiah Grossman, CTO of WhiteHat Security, a maker of Web app security assessment software. Grossman, a former Yahoo security officer, says cross-site request forgeries can let an attacker, in addition to poaching information from Web mail, access any account the user is logged on to.
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