Google Password Savety

May 2, 2010 at 8:13 AM

I'm very cautious with my Google password. Does the Desktop Google Reader store my password on a server or compromise password security in any other way?

Regards,
Roman 

Coordinator
May 2, 2010 at 11:13 AM

Hi Roman,

I am also very concerned about security so here all infos about Googles password:

  • If you choose to save it (you can choose to not store it at all on the login screen) it is saved encrypted so that only your Windows user account can decrypt it.
  • When sending the password to Google it is send in a SSL encrypted session (https)
  • The password is only sent once per session on initial login - afterwards a session token is used (and all communication stay encrypted using SSL)
May 2, 2010 at 12:16 PM

What I like to know is whether the Desktop Google Reader somehow shares my password to third parties. Thanks for your info!

Regards,
Roman

 

Coordinator
May 2, 2010 at 12:19 PM

Of course not - the one and only use is on initial login :)