Google fixes content-sharing security holes

Google has patched security flaws in its new Google Base content hosting system that allowed attackers to steal sensitive information from users.

Google has patched security flaws in its new Google Base content hosting system that allowed attackers to steal sensitive information from users.

The security problem allowed attackers to steal cookies and other information from Google Base users, and also enabled them to embed fraudulent forms within Google Base web pages.

This same cross-site scripting vulnerability has previously affected Google’s search engine and pages on the Yahoo web portal.

Google Base was only launched last week as a beta solution and allows users to classify and share different types of information across the Google web portal.

The flaws in the new system were discovered and reported by UK-based security expert Jim Ley.

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