GOOGLE's Toolbar users open to exploit by hackers

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    "An exploit in the world largest search engine's toolbar could leave users vulnerable to malicious users. Including and prior to Google's version 1.1.58 of its toolbar, users are at risk from hackers who can execute the following tasks: control all visual configuration options; hijack the toolbar and reroute searches; execute arbitrary commands; read local files; tap to key presses in the toolbar's search box; enable features with privacy implications; clear the toolbar's history; uninstall the toolbar."

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    http://www.atnewyork.com/news/article.php/1442611
     
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  3. Took you long enough to fix that one Pete :rolleyes: I almost went over to Yahoo to start oogling my way through all the marketing hype. :D
     
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    MNTM - :D Pete
     
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