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A Gmail exploit which might be abused to allow domain hijacking has reared its ugly head once more. The reported vulnerability revolves around the potential ability for hackers to create a malicious filter without needing to obtain the login credentials for a Gmail account. A flaw of this type hit web designer David Airey back …


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  1. adnim

    I didn't think

    anyone who valued privacy was stupid enough to use gmail for anything but the most trivial and insensitive of communications. I guess equating ignorance with stupidity could be seen as a bit severe. Whatever, the result is the same.

    Don't use web based email services for private and sensitive communications.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    a title shouldn't be required

    As far as I'm aware (and I could well be wrong), gmail is still in beta.

    Anyone using a beta product for something that is important to them is pretty stupid.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton


    as opposed to receiving email through the post?

  4. Paul

    @AC (Paris)

    No, silly. As opposed IMAP or POP3. Please remember, the web is not the internet.

  5. Kevin Baxtor

    Oh well..............

    may as well ditch gmail, its obviously no good. In fact I don't think I'll bother wit t'internet anymore - back to paper and pen...if only I could find a post office. Ha!

  6. adnim


    Thank you for educating AC. I just couldn't be bothered.

    But even with IMAP and POP3 although less susceptible to 3rd party snooping and thus more secure, If the email is not encrypted...

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