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Thread: 14 year old discovers Gmail vulnerability

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    tesco's Avatar woowoo
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    [news=http://img474.imageshack.us/img474/9366/gmail2nt.gif]In a blog posting on blogspot a 14 year old kid named Anthony has discovered a Javascript Gmail vulnerability.

    Anthony wrote "Apparently javascript will run if it is within the preview of the message" meaning that hackers could grab email addresses or possibly steal cookies and compromise Google accounts. It's surprising that this vulnerability existed and who knows how long this has been a hole.

    According to Anthony the Javascript he sent to himself was from a Yahoo account, emailing from Gmail to Gmail accounts filters the code out.

    24 hours after Anthony discovered the issue Google have now fixed the problem but have not issued a statement regarding this latest privacy slip up.

    Source: Neowin.net
    View: Anthony's Blog[/news]

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    Hairbautt's Avatar *haircut
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    Well, I use gmail. I like it and I don't expect them to be perfect.
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    suprafreak6's Avatar Suprafreak6 is Back!
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    it still is in beta though so you gotta relize there are going to be holes..

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    Quote Originally Posted by suprafreak6
    it still is in beta though
    At Google, what isn't?

    hmm...asspie

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    S!X's Avatar L33T Member BT Rep: +5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Filliz
    Quote Originally Posted by suprafreak6
    it still is in beta though
    At Google, what isn't?
    Good point

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    maebach's Avatar Team FST Captain
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    14 year old kid

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    meig's Avatar Seeder BT Rep: +1
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    Wow. Smart kid.

    At that age, the only hacking I did was going onto my friends AIM accounts because they were stupid enough to give me their passwords

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    abu_has_the_power's Avatar I have cool stars
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    lol

    they gotta pay this kid

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    This kid is probably going to be a rich bastard in a few years.

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