Jan 2, 2007 861 reads by Navneet Kaushal

The recent Gmail bug poses a serious security threat to users. The spammers can access your Gmail accounts if you open Gmail and browse the web. It is due to the fact that Google keeps user's account details in a JS file.

The Engadget reports, 'we hate to break the bad news at the dawn of the new year but there's a weakness in Gmail which exposes your email address to any web site capable of exploiting the bug. As reported on Digg, the exploit takes advantage of the fact that Google puts your details into a JS file. As a result, if you're logged into Gmail and browsing the web, any rogue website can declare the function "google" and then parse all your contacts.”.

In order to obstruct the spammers, the users must disable Javascript in the browser while accessing Google services  such as  gmail, blogger, orkut, reader calendar etc. You can allow the Javascript for the trusted sites only.   

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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