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Old 25th November, 2008, 06:33 PM
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Google Gmail Vulnerability Being Investigated

Written by Daniel
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
A known cross-site scripting glitch could let an attacker hijack messages sent to the victim's Gmail account by redirecting specific messages, says a security researcher.

By Thomas Claburn
InformationWeek
November 24, 2008 07:20 PM

A possible Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Gmail vulnerability that could allow an attacker to turn Gmail's filtering mechanism into a tool for covert information theft appears not to be directly related to a Gmail security flaw that Google fixed last year, according to Google.

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Old 25th November, 2008, 11:10 PM
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Once again my 'Things aren't what they seem!' meter just twitched.
Google makes a news report about a security flaw they don't know if they have] Edit: They say they don't have it.[-they can't contact the person that says they have it-and they can't replicate it. WTF?

I've gotten myself in a little hot water before by not reading a report to thorough. I'll go back and read it again.

I guess there are a few things that are somewhat related to make Google want more info from the guy but why throw it to the news? In reality-it's no substance-just sensationalism.
Google says they fixed that flaw. OK, maybe they have just a little doubt or maybe they know you could drive a truck threw it-either way putting it out in the news like this makes my BS meter bounce around a bit.
You security guys will probably shoot me in the foot-but from an ol' farm boy, somtin smells a bit.
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