[cap-talk] Toolbars and unguessable URLs
tyler.close at gmail.com
Wed Sep 24 18:53:31 CDT 2008
On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 4:43 PM, Kevin Reid <kpreid at mac.com> wrote:
> On Sep 24, 2008, at 19:01, Tyler Close wrote:
>> I think the only rational thing to do here is accept that users of
>> these toolbars are fully vulnerable to them. That and poke fun at them
>> for making their users so vulnerable.
> Google Toolbar users are (if I understand correctly and my information
> isn't out of date) vulnerable to the rest of the world, WRT
> unguessable URLs, because all URLs collected by the toolbar are added
> to Google's index, and thus findable by e.g. searching for commonly
> occuring phrases in the type of page you'd like to access.
> Has this behavior changed?
I didn't realize that they added the URLs to the search index.
At various times I've tried using the link: Google search syntax to
see if they were picking up any web-keys in my application, but
haven't had any unexpected hits.
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