Monday 30 June 2014

Google updates is Google Drive to the data leaking flaw, download the latest version now

A flaw which existed in Google Drive has been fixed with the new update and all readers, PC, smart phones and tablet users are requested to update their Google Drive App.  The flaw which was similar to the Dropbox flaw made some of the files stored on Google Drive and shared with friends or colleagues via a direct link potentially which could be reached or accessed by unwanted person or unauthorized third parties. 

Google Drive updated to fix the file sharing flaw which allowed unwanted users to access your private files

The flaw was explained by the Technical Program Manager at Google,  Kevin Stadmeyer as follows.  The flaw was relevant only if the file in question was uploaded to Google Drive directly without converting it into Docs, Sheets, or Slides (Google Drive formats) which means that the flaw existed only for those files which remained in their original format such as .pdf, .docx, etc. on Google Drive.  Once the user made this original format files available to "Anyone with the link," and the file contained hyperlinks to third-party HTTPS websites in its content, the flaw kicked in.  The flaw could allow the admins of those third-party HTTPS websites to receive header information from which the URL leading to the file could be extracted.

With this update the, Google has resolved that flaw but all previously upload and shared documents which where uploaded unconverted to the drive are till vulnerable to the access of unwanted users. Therefore Google has advised users to create a copy of the document, share the link to it with the intended recipients, and finally delete the old file.

You can update your Google Drive Apps below :

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