google docs

Tue
09
May
John Lister's picture

Phishing Scammers Try New Twist

An estimated one million people around the world received a recent phishing email, though it only posed a risk for around an hour before Google stepped in to stop the scam in its tracks. Victims of the scam may have inadvertently given attackers ... control of their email accounts. The attack involved a bogus email claiming that a contact tried to share a document with the recipient using Google Docs. While only a small proportion of people use Google Docs, the attackers appear to have been playing the numbers game. Attackers Accessed Emails and Contacts Unlike most phishing scams, the attackers ... (view more)

Thu
22
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

New Windows Malware Exploits Google Docs

A new type of malware targeting Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system (OS) reportedly uses Google Docs to carry out its attacks on unsuspecting users. According to a report from security firm Symantec (which discussed the issue in one of its ... recent Security Response blogs), a Trojan horse known as Backdoor.Makadocs is targeting Windows 8 users. Malware Disguises Itself; Tricks Users Here's how it works, according to Symantec: the malware exploits a vulnerability in the Google Docs program called "Viewer." Apparently the malware masks itself as a Rich Text Format (RTF) or Microsoft ... (view more)

Mon
17
May
Dennis Faas's picture

Google Slams Microsoft Claims Over Online Office Tools

Google has dismissed Microsoft's claims that Google Docs is a failure, and says to use that the argument simply highlights Microsoft's proprietary tactics. The dispute comes as both sides step up their online cloud computing battle . Microsoft is in ... the midst of releasing its free online-only edition of its forthcoming Office 2010. Meanwhile, Google already has online document editing via its Google Docs service (plus the paid professional version Google Apps), and is heavily promoting that as an alternative to Office 2010. Microsoft: Google Docs Falls Short Indeed, it even said using Google ... (view more)

Tue
11
May
Dennis Faas's picture

MS to Face Challenges With Free, Web-based Office 2010

Microsoft is set to launch their latest software suite, Microsoft Office 2010, which is slated to be released next month. (Source: wikipedia.org ) In an effort to compete with Google's 'Google Docs' software, however, Microsoft is releasing an ... alternative version of Microsoft Office, called Office Web Apps . The Office Web Apps version is available to the public at no charge, but will be supported by advertisements instead of a per-user license fee. Google Docs, Google Apps, compared to MS Office Google Docs is essentially a stripped-down version of a web-based word processing, spreadsheet ... (view more)

Wed
14
Apr
Dennis Faas's picture

Google Continues Efforts To Challenge Microsoft Office

Google has unveiled several changes to its cloud-computing based office application service, Google Docs. Changes include the ability to collaborate on documents in real time and improvements to the spreadsheet editor. While Google Docs is a free ... service, and meant as a more basic edition of Google's paid Apps package, it is used by many business users -- particularly those on tight budgets. That explains today's launch of the Docs updates at Google headquarters, which was attended by chief information officers from 400 companies. Google Docs Allows for Collaborative Editing The big update ... (view more)

Wed
29
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft vs. Google: Office Showdown

For many years now, Microsoft Office has had the market cornered on word processing and spreadsheet software. And with such a stranglehold in place by Microsoft, tech analysts made sure to pay attention when Google recently countered with its own ... set of word processing and spreadsheet utilities. The difference, of course, is that Google's offering -- officially called Google Docs ... (view more)

Fri
03
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

Google Acquires JotSpot and Ventures into Wikis

Google has gobbled up yet another company in its recent wave of acquisitions. The search engine giant recently announced that it has acquired JotSpot, a Silicon Valley wiki provider. Google's venture into wikis is not completely surprising. Wikis, ... which are web-based applications that enable people to easily post and edit information, have become increasingly popular as the Web 2.0 trend continues. Many websites have been expanding their sites to include wiki applications. Amazon.com hopped on the wiki bandwagon in April when they added a function which enables users to write and edit product ... (view more)

Tue
24
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

Google Docs & Spreadsheets: Free and Collaborative

Google has forayed into the word processing industry by releasing a test version of Google Docs ... (view more)

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