Google Docs accidentally shared

From SC Magazine

Users of the Google Docs application have had their information inadvertently shared.


A flaw has been identified in

the system, which meant that some documents were marked down as

collaborative items that allowed third parties who are also signed up

to the system to access and amend them.

I’ve been dealing with requests within the business from people wanting to use Google Docs. Personally, I think it’s secure enough for general day-to-day work. I wrote up and issued a quick bullet point list of sensible security guidelines relating to using the service, and we have a few people now using it to their benefit.

I’m much more concerned about the number of file shares within the corporate network that get set up without thought given to their contents or to whom access should be authorised. I find those all the time.