Google code search


Recently I heared about the new service of Google, the Google code search. My first opinion on this new service from google, is that it simply sucks….

I am saying this because the site is actually searching in code – not in projects – which means that this crap is usefull only to hackers. For instance if tomorrow the Zend team announce a critical security issue about the ini_set() function, then a simple query like this, will easilly lead any 12 years old “hacker” that has an exploit for this, to any open source project on this planet that has this vurnerabillity.

My guess is that Google hasn’t made this tool for hackers ( 🙂 ) but really can you think of another usabillity for this tool? Personally I don’t.

EDIT: I just found this blogpost, which is actually pointing to some of the security holes that this new tool is displaying….

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