Google Website Optimizer & URL Security Issues

There are two different security issues around Google products over the past 12 hours or so. The first is with Google Website Optimizer where there was the potential of an Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attack. The second is with people using, Google's URL shortener, within Twitter to grab your Twitter passwords. While the second one, is not really a Google issue, the Google Website Optimizer XSS issue is. Google sent out an email to Google Website Optimizer users saying: Dear Website Optimiser user, We are writing to inform you of a potential security issue with Website [...]

Close-Up With Google’s New QR Code Generator

At first blush, generating a QR code while shortening a URL seems like a great idea. If you need to generate unique QR Codes for your printed or mobile advertising strategy this is one way to get the job done. The process is straightforward. You simply type or paste a URL into the text box, press the shorten button, and your new short/long URL is displayed at the top of your URL list. You then have the option to track click activity for each of the shortened URLs that you have created. To access the QR Code you will need to click on the details link to get to the following display. Y [...]

Google URL Shortener Opened To The Public; Comparing To & Twitter

Just what the world needs, another URL shortener, right? Google seems to think so, and it's now making its own service widely available to anyone -- complete with tracking and statistics -- for free. Below, more about the new entry, how it compares to the more established plus a look at Twitter's "wrapping" service. Dashboard To View What You've Shortened Google began offering its own shortening service last December, saying it was something they especially thought Google Toolbar users and those using its Feedburner service would want. Now it's being offered to anyone [...]

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