06-11-2014 03:41 PM
Google has patched a vulnerability that exposes an indefinite number of Gmail addresses, a potential gold mine for phishing and advanced attacks.
Researcher Oren Hafif of Israel disclosed details on how he was able to abuse a token exposed in a URL in order to reveal every Gmail address. His work earned him $500 through Google’s bug bounty program, he said.
“I bruteforced a token in a Gmail URL to extract all of email addresses hosted on Google,” Hafif wrote on his personal blog.
This could have been worrying, it was quite a bug to expose every G Mail address.
06-11-2014 03:49 PM - edited 06-11-2014 03:52 PM
Now, that is nasty...and worrying...if you have a gmail account. Lucky that I don't...phew.
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