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Hackers target Google Gadgets

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One of the biggest problems with the so-called Web 2.0 movement has been its encouragement of over sharing — which often means underestimating security risks. Adding doodads of varying quality to a home page can add a lot of pizazz, but can also be fraught with danger, since they can open a door for hackers.

It's a threat even for the biggest Web companies, including Google Inc., whose "gadgets" — little programs like calendars or daily photo feeds that users can implant onto their personalized Google home pages — are increasingly juicy targets for hackers, two security researchers said Wednesday.


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