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On: 2007 / 12 / 25
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This is a truly scary story : David Airey got his domain stolen because of a GMail vulnerability.

Short story: it was (seems it's fixed) possible to create filters on Gmail just by visiting a link or, say, loading a hidden frame on a malicious website. Like, create a filter to forward to any email containing the word "password" and you're pretty much stealing everything from everyone. Long story: David's experience, or just the technical proof of concept and explanations.

Number one item on your to do list: check your Gmail filters right now and see if there is any suspicious forward you can't remember setting up.

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  1. David Airey says:

    Thanks so much for helping spread the news.

    It's a set back for me, but I know I can recover in a stronger position than before. Especially with the help of people like you.

    Have a wonderful xmas and an even better new year!

  2. lad madrigal says:

    a really really scary story.

    i'm checking my filters now.

    wishing you a prosperous new year!

    have a nice day ahead!

  3. CiberNite says:

    My Gmail Account has been compromised and hijacked. The person who hijacked my account has gained access to personal information, bank, other accounts… They have threatened my familly.

    I have been trying to contact google and have them shut down or restore the account to myself. I have sent them as much information as they would require. However for over a week now nothing has been done. I am still recieving emails and threats for this other person under my gmail account.

    Pretty sad when other companies such as ebay, paypal where eager to assisst yet i cannot get any response from google security

  4. Jeffery says:

    Someone gained access to my facebook account and deleted information. I changed my password and everything, but is there anything else I can do to find out what hapened or who or what was behind it?

  5. Ozh says:

    Jeffery » Sure: you can cry, pray, revolt, or even ignore everything.

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