Widgets: the next big security threat?

Monday, 22 January 2007, 5:06 PM EST

Desktop gadgets and widgets that display system information and other data, like weather forecasts, are becoming so popular they could become the next big security threat, says Eric Chien, security response engineer at Symantec.

Gadgets such as Google gadgets and Yahoo widgets, which typically provide real-time graphical information about current battery status, the weather, stock quotes or the latest headlines, are not plug-ins or “sandboxed applets”, says Chien. Instead, they are fully fledged applications that have the potential to be malicious.

At Computerworld.

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