Tuesday, March 11, 2008

When your email id is with some one else : Gmail hack is now a pain in b##


Larry in Zero Day have explained about the issues in G-Archiver, an archiving tool for gmail. According to the article, the program send the user name and password to the authors email.. sounds horrifying right?

The actual source of the article is in coding horror, by Jeff Atwood. Make sure you read the article.!


10 comments:

http://www.revealedreflections.com said...

Wow. I didn't know this and I use gmail and archive as well. Shezzzzzzzz........now I have to consider changing my email address and use the gmail for my blogging etc. Maybe just not archiving is the answer, and perhaps setting up another account with yahoo or whatever and send those mails you want to save to that other account. Good idea, I think.
Thanks for the post.

onlinext said...

That is a very scary thing!!
Almost like an email capture script or something!!Sure coder knew exactly what they were doing.Scary stuff!
Bryan
http://www.onlinextreme-tyme.com

David Williams said...

Well this sounds good. I never knew it. And from now on 'll try to access it.

bittersweetcollide said...

hmm this is scary but interesting at the same time

job said...

wow..is this really happening? I just can't believe it. What a scary thing..

TheAnand said...

thats something very obvious. these days signed programs are all that you can depend on . . .even microsoft was found guilty of privacy violations. go figure!

Apuestas said...

I can't believe how ppl can hack gmail ID... is not google doing anything with that?

free stuff said...

Gmail is getting bogus. I think google has forgot what they started saying when the offered gmail.

job said...

i really never thought that gmail would suffer from such security problems!

erp said...

Wow.. I din know such thing happen with gmail as well.. Though it do sounds scary but it's interesting and useful at the same time.. well,good job for sharing this here.. Now most of us know and what to do now.. =)

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