Security researchers at Watchfire discovered a serious flaw in Google's desktop software over a month ago, but it has only been made public today. Google was first notified of the problem way back on January 4 and produced its fix on February 1. While Google is automatically delivering a patch, Google Desktop users may want to make sure they are running version 5.0.701.30540 or later. In addition to its bug fix, Google has added, "another layer of security checks to the latest version of Google Desktop to protect users from similar vulnerabilities in the future. We have received no reports that this vulnerability was exploited," said Google Spokesman Barry Schnitt.