Google fixes desktop search loophole

Google has strengthened its Desktop Search tool so that it cannot be used any longer by hackers who are exploiting an unpatched vulnerability in Microsoft's Internet Explorer software.

Last week, Matan Gillon, an Israeli security researcher, reported that he had found a way to use an Internet Explorer vulnerability in conjunction with Google Desktop Search to penetrate Windows PCs and obtain personal information from them.

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