Thursday, June 07, 2007

Google and Security ... Oh no.

A lot of press coverage about Google's security plans. Something we saw the last weeks ..... 'WOW, Google is ahead in security', 'Google is planning serious security measures', 'Google will be a new security vendor' ..... Just a week after launching Google Online Security Blog to "periodically provide updates on recent trends, interesting findings, and efforts related to online security," Google acquired the security developer GreenBorder, whose software creates a sort of virtualized Web browser for safer Internet use. Both developments show Google is taking online security more seriously yes, but it's definitely not to the point that it will compete with the established security and anti-virus or malware vendors. I can say to everybody and definitely to the press: Please don't exagerate as the steps from Google into security are just very basic. So please stop making the 'noise' that Google is investing heavy in security! What a joke!