Watch out for that little digital clock or virtual aquarium currently dressing up your iGoogle page. It could be a welcome mat for a hacker, or at least that's what Tom Stracener, senior security analyst at security firm Cenzic says.
At Black Hat USA 2008 in Las Vegas, Cenzic, along with hacker Robert Hansen, will present a session called "Xploiting Google Gadgets: Gmalware and Beyond," that aims to show how Google Gadgets, those little applications created to run within other applications like email or on an iGoogle homepage, can be used to attack a PC or network.
Sounds like fun. The session is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 6. For more information on the session or Black Hat in general, visit the conference site here.