[Full-disclosure] blocking Google Desktop
michael.holstein at csuohio.edu
Fri Feb 10 19:36:55 GMT 2006
> I would also venture to say that they should be publicizing
> information for corporations to be able to block this wholesale
> (google desktop and gmail chat), since we all know there are financial
> institutions where people work, and think nothing of saving customer
> data onto laptops.
Agreed. I'm actually working on testing it now, to figure out how to
write snort sigs to (detect) and/or (block) it -- assuming I can't just
blackhole *desktop.google.com on DNS.
I might just block their ads as well (/pagead/iclk? in URLs) out of
spite for them doing this stupid trick with their desktop product.
FWIW, we're sending out notices that this is NOT to be installed on any
University-owned PC, violators get their machine re-imaged.
Michael Holstein CISSP GCIA
Cleveland State University
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