Tuesday, October 29, 2013

GODDAMNIT GOOGLE

Today, I walked into a computer lab, opened a Chrome browser window, and logged into my email. I happened to look at the bookmark toolbar, and what do I see? Bookmarks I'd used at my old job. Bookmarks which represent proprietary information that I'm no longer privileged to - not so serious for my old employer, but this is could be a dangerous breach for other enterprises. (Nevermind political scandal from public officials leaking private habits into their workplaces.)

So I look at the browser's "sync" settings, and everything is synced by default.

Including autofill. 

Y'know, the thing that records everything you type into a browser? How did the fine lads at google look at this and say "yes, let's share everything by default! This does NOT risk the leaking of privileged information!"

This may be actually, actionably, criminally illegal.

What the hell guys.

1 comment :

  1. Good to know I'm not the only person Google is actively trying to test the stress tolerances on.

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