InfoWorld: SSL VPN security threatened by desktop search engines

If you’ve installed Google’s new desktop search tool, you might want to consider the security issues of having software that caches SSL-encrypted traffic specifically so it can be rapidly and easily searched. This has clear implications for administrators responsible for maintaining HIPAA-secure information technology.

InfoWorld: SSL VPN security threatened by desktop search engines: November 12, 2004: By Tim Greene, Network World Fusion : SECURITY

New PC indexing tools such as Google (Profile, Products, Articles) Desktop Search pose security risks to businesses that use SSL remote access because the tools copy material accessed during SSL sessions and make it available to unauthorized people who later use the same PC.

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