According to the Techcrunch reports Google has a major security hole that allows a person?s email address to be accessed. The breach allowed the emails address of anyone already signed into Google? to be accessed.
A few days ago McAfee published a detailed report which showed that Google has been hacked due to a serious security glitch in Internet Explorer. Microsoft’s response followed soon after and the Redmond guys mostly say that “if you switch to other browsers there are bigger and worse security holes.” Although Cliff Evans, chief of IE security in the UK, didn’t play down talks that Internet Explorer caused Google to get hacked, he said that “the risk is minimal.”
Mr. Evans says that other browsers have bigger security holes and there are more problems with Mozilla’s Firefox than with IE. He said “even if you have Internet Explorer,” you would be required to visit a malicious website and it’s not like all IE6 users visited such websites. The reality is that Internet Explorer is the most used browser in the world and personally, I think it’s the worst. IE8 should have been great, but it sucks and instead of patching the browser, Microsoft decided to put the blame on other browsers.
The man, identifed as Vahe G uncovered the security issue was using the site http://guntada.blogspot.com (which has now been taken down) to harvest the emails of people signed into a Google account.
Whereas Google says the issue is now resolved: ?We quickly fixed the issue in the Google Apps Script API that could have allowed for emails to be sent to Gmail users without their permission if they visited a specially designed website while signed into their account. We immediately removed the site that demonstrated this issue, and disabled the functionality soon after.
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