[Full-Disclosure] Google Desktop Search
exibar at thelair.com
Fri Oct 15 18:32:31 BST 2004
Hmmmm... I wonder if their keeping a database of these numbers and the
associated IP and/or MAC address as well?
Has anyone installed this on a non-networked machine?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mary Landesman" <mlande at bellsouth.net>
To: <full-disclosure at lists.netsys.com>
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2004 11:34 AM
Subject: Re: [Full-Disclosure] Google Desktop Search
> Your copy of Google Desktop Search includes a unique application number.
> When you install Google Desktop Search, this number and a message
> whether the installation succeeded is sent back to Google so that we can
> make the software work better. Additionally, when Google Desktop Search
> automatically checks to see if a new version is available, the current
> version number and the unique application number are sent to Google. If
> choose to send us non-personal information about your use of Google
> Search, the unique application number with this non-personal information
> also helps us understand how you use Google Desktop Search so that we can
> make it work better. The unique application number is required for Google
> Desktop Search to work and cannot be disabled.
> >> The unique application number is required for Google Desktop Search to
> work and cannot be disabled. <<
> I have to wonder why that is.
> -- Mary
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ivan Krstic" <krstic at fas.harvard.edu>
> To: "DogoBrazil" <dogobrazil at spymac.com>
> Cc: <full-disclosure at lists.netsys.com>
> Sent: Friday, October 15, 2004 10:14 AM
> Subject: Re: [Full-Disclosure] Google Desktop Search
> > DogoBrazil wrote:
> > > The research came
> > > with a bit more than I expected 'cause the engine went to some
> > > based accounts: Yahoo and MSN. I could click in the results and opened
> > > my Yahoo Mail inbox page without a password. Maybe some password lost
> > > my HD? Maybe some page cached?
> > http://desktop.google.com/index.html enumerates the file types that
> > Google Desktop Search currently indexes. Your IE cache and Outlook
> > correspondence will also get indexed, so you could have been looking at
> > either a page from your browser cache, or a page you manually saved to
> > your hard drive. The program itself most certainly does not include
> > functionality to index remote, web-based mailboxes such as Yahoo and
> > Ivan
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