Google, Microsoft Online Apps Raise Security Questions


With the launch of Google's hosted application suite earlier this week and the ongoing beta test of Microsoft Office Live, online application delivery appears ready to challenge the desktop computing model that has dominated since the 1980s.

But like the traditional desktop environment, Web applications have security problems. Last week, more than 60 new Web application vulnerabilities were found, according to the SANS Institute's latest @RISK bulletin. Compare that to the number of vulnerabilities found last week in Windows (2), Mac OS (2), and Linux (3), Internet Explorer (2), third party Windows apps (9), or cross-platform apps (16). Networking Pipeline | Google, Microsoft Online Apps Raise Security Questions

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 31st August 2006 7:06AM