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GMail Chat/GTalk Sending Chats To Wrong Recipients

timothy posted about a year ago | from the careful-who-sees-you-polishing-the-resume dept.

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mystikkman writes "In what is a serious bug, GMail Chat/GTalk/Google Hangouts is sending messages to unintended recipients. ZDNet has confirmed first-hand that the glitch is present within Google Apps for Business accounts, including those that have not yet switched over to Google's new Hangouts platform. Messages appear to be visible on the mobile version of Hangouts. There are multiple reports of this issue."

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Ctrl-alt-del (5, Funny)

suso (153703) | about a year ago | (#44959635)

Yeah, that was a mistake, how many times have I accidentally rebooted Linux because I was trying to login to my windows vm.

Re:Ctrl-alt-del (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44959709)

/slowclap Bravo

Re:Ctrl-alt-del (1)

Archangel Michael (180766) | about a year ago | (#44960349)

I tried /slowclap in Hangouts it didn't work nearly as good as /ponies or /pitchforks

Re:Ctrl-alt-del (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44959725)

Can't tell if this is an actual mistake or the best post ever.

Re:Ctrl-alt-del (2)

wonkey_monkey (2592601) | about a year ago | (#44961711)

There's no reason it can't be both.

Re:Ctrl-alt-del (1)

K. S. Kyosuke (729550) | about a year ago | (#44964235)

Can't tell if this is an actual mistake or the best post ever.

It's definitely the best first post commenting on two articles at once.

Re:Ctrl-alt-del (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44959767)

I hear the whooshing sound so loud it hurts my ears.

Re:Ctrl-alt-del (4, Informative)

SonicBurst (546373) | about a year ago | (#44959801)

Whomever modded this offtopic needs to read the front page. And then mod it funny.

Re:Ctrl-alt-del (0)

Mashiki (184564) | about a year ago | (#44960079)

It was probably deliberate, welcome to the new host of /. mod trolls.

Re:Ctrl-alt-del (2, Funny)

Nerdfest (867930) | about a year ago | (#44960387)

I'm a regular poster and haven't had mod points in over two years. I'm getting a little annoyed.

Re:Ctrl-alt-del (4, Funny)

Yetihehe (971185) | about a year ago | (#44960691)

On the other hand I post very rarely and sometimes I have mod points even when I don't post. Maybe somehow slashdot also sends mod points to wrong users?

Re:Ctrl-alt-del (0)

Kjella (173770) | about a year ago | (#44963303)

Well I'm not sure why but whenever I take a break from posting (holidays or whatever) I often end up with mod points. I don't know if it's their way of keeping you hooked or to avoid that you stop commenting to mod instead, but they seem to give them out when you're not very active.

Re:Ctrl-alt-del (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44964611)

Same here (AC for points), I sometimes get several (highest streak was around 5-6 I think, and over 10 with a single no-points period in between) consecutive periods of modship, mostly when I haven't posted for a few weeks (4-6?).

Re:Ctrl-alt-del (0)

IRGlover (1096317) | about a year ago | (#44960869)

I've just given you one of mine. Oh,.....

Re:Ctrl-alt-del (0)

Hatta (162192) | about a year ago | (#44961539)

I think that's an intentional part of the mod point allocation algorithm. Try posting less.

Re:Ctrl-alt-del (0)

jones_supa (887896) | about a year ago | (#44963349)

Yeah, I've commented [slashdot.org] about the issue a couple of times.

What purpose does it really serve? I'm not sure if it makes sense to not hand mod points to you if you comment a lot. We already have a system where you can't mod and post to the same discussion anyway. I have always assumed that the motivation behind that is that you would be partial to cast votes on the same discussion on which you speak. That's basically a good idea.

What about a system where you would get 1 mod point per day, with a maximum of 5 mod points on your account? I dunno, would there be too much mod points in circulation then? In Reddit where you have unlimited supply, it's sometimes fun to just go clicking away on any comments you want to. Then again, modding gets a bit crazy on that site sometimes. :)

Re:Ctrl-alt-del (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44960949)

Not that funny, considering this is Slashdot and not Google Talk. I had to have this one explained to me.

Re:Ctrl-alt-del (3, Informative)

geek (5680) | about a year ago | (#44959813)

Yeah, that was a mistake, how many times have I accidentally rebooted Linux because I was trying to login to my windows vm.

Comedy fucking gold. Bravo to you sir

Re:Ctrl-alt-del (0)

mjr167 (2477430) | about a year ago | (#44959829)

Where are mod points when you need them?

Re:Ctrl-alt-del (1)

Victor_0x53h (1164907) | about a year ago | (#44961215)

I remember this actually happened on Slashdot a few years back. I believe this post [slashdot.org] provides the breakdown of what happened (or a similar goof).

Bigbama watching yall chats yo (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44959679)

> GMail Chat/GTalk Sending Chats To Wrong Recipients

You mean besides the NSA?

Re:Bigbama watching yall chats yo (1)

NatasRevol (731260) | about a year ago | (#44960171)

Still better than iMessage for Android aka i-send-your-login-to-China-Message

Re:Bigbama watching yall chats yo (1)

cod3r_ (2031620) | about a year ago | (#44962893)

NSA backdoor is what is causing the bug. Wish they'd test their shit before they just infringed on our privacy.

You mean... (-1, Troll)

slash.jit (2893213) | about a year ago | (#44959705)

You mean to NSA.. Yeah we already know that!

Re:You mean... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44959787)

herpderp something something NSA. LOL MOD ME FUNNY

Breaking news (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44959711)

Reports are emerging that another bug in GTalk is causing computers to catch on fire. This caused a 200% increase in the Google Hangouts user base going up to a record high of 18 people.

Re:Breaking news (2)

peon_a-z,A-Z,0-9$_+! (2743031) | about a year ago | (#44960485)

I can't speak for all demographics, but as a 25-year-old, a large amount of people in my age group across different professional disciplines use GTalk throughout the workday. So from my perspective, who isn't using GTalk?

Uh oh (1)

Dunbal (464142) | about a year ago | (#44959713)

Someone needs to tame that wild pointer before it pokes someone in the eye! Seriously though, isn't this part of all that "information sharing" we're doing now, since nothing is private anymore and the gov't feels entitled to read your email?

Hangouts was a HUGE mistake (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44959763)

GoogleTalk wasn't a bad little app, the only trouble was it couldn't handle group communication (not without tinkering / hosting your own group channel), I see the scales tipped the other way, then fell over and rolled off the table

Re:Hangouts was a HUGE mistake (1)

i kan reed (749298) | about a year ago | (#44960157)

But, see, how else is google going to push their unwanted social network on us(besides bugging you every time you watch a youtube video, modifying your search results to promote google+ results, emailing all gmail users, and never shutting up about it)?

Re:Hangouts was a HUGE mistake (1)

Rob the Bold (788862) | about a year ago | (#44960323)

But, see, how else is google going to push their unwanted social network on us(besides bugging you every time you watch a youtube video, modifying your search results to promote google+ results, emailing all gmail users, and never shutting up about it)?

I ended up deleting my youtube account just to make the pestering stop. I didn't really need an account, I only used it to bookmark video producers I liked. And the google+ signup required for hangout just moved me away from google talk. Really, I just got rid of a "social network," I don't want another, even one that I don't use -- or don't use on purpose. Who knows what google might decide to post for me? And if I don't check, I wouldn't know. So I figured it was a maintenance hassle on my part.

Gtalk was nice. I could sent gvoice calls to my PC. When cell service got bad in my neighborhood, that was really handy. But not worth the hassle now. I know, I know, this is slashdot, and someone will call me "entitled" for stating what I want, as if my wishes had the force of law or something.

Old news (0)

geek (5680) | about a year ago | (#44959791)

Snowden told us about this already. Google's been sending them to the NSA for years.

Old gf New gf autocomplete (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44959815)

I had a situation a couple of years ago where my current girlfriend recieved an email from the previous one .. they had never met, though around the same time the new gf had noticed the previous girlfriends email address come up in the autocomplete in gmail (though she'd never mailed her).

Hilarity ensued ..

Paris (1)

beefoot (2250164) | about a year ago | (#44959877)

I sent Christie an email asking her to meet me at the lobby at a hotel I'm saying here in Paris. No wonder my wife called this morning to find out what I'm doing in Paris with Christie. I told her I'm reading slashdot at my best buddy's basement.

Seems to be fixed? (2)

mwn3d (2750695) | about a year ago | (#44959907)

According to http://www.google.com/appsstatus [google.com] it seems to have been fixed

Re:Seems to be fixed? (1)

Chrisq (894406) | about a year ago | (#44960007)

Not now [archive.is] .

Re:Seems to be fixed? (1)

wonkey_monkey (2592601) | about a year ago | (#44961731)

But how do we know whether the Apps Status page is working correctly?

Google = buggy (5, Insightful)

scottbomb (1290580) | about a year ago | (#44960023)

I'm often amazed by how buggy Google software is. They have more money than they know what to do with and yet they put out some of the buggiest software. Google Drive is a disaster. I love Google Earth and use it daily but it crashed about 3 times yesterday. Maybe they should invest some of that money in quality control.

Re:Google = buggy (5, Insightful)

geek (5680) | about a year ago | (#44960151)

I'm often amazed by how buggy Google software is. They have more money than they know what to do with and yet they put out some of the buggiest software. Google Drive is a disaster. I love Google Earth and use it daily but it crashed about 3 times yesterday. Maybe they should invest some of that money in quality control.

I was saying this same thing a couple weeks ago to a friend. Google software is notoriously bad in quality. They have what seems to be zero QA and just release everything as beta. That was great when they were solely a tech company targeting the tech savy but they are mainstream now and targeting everyone.

I honestly can't think of anything of theirs that isn't buggy as hell. Nice tech but the user experience is very low for a company that prides itself on the quality of its engineers.

Re:Google = buggy (0)

Sarten-X (1102295) | about a year ago | (#44960311)

Nice tech but the user experience is very low for a company that prides itself on the quality of its engineers.

I know... it's such a shame that the engineers are busy building the cool tech, so they aren't helping out the design and sales team with their brilliance.

Re:Google = buggy (1)

geek (5680) | about a year ago | (#44960391)

Nice tech but the user experience is very low for a company that prides itself on the quality of its engineers.

I know... it's such a shame that the engineers are busy building the cool tech, so they aren't helping out the design and sales team with their brilliance.

What does the sales team have to do with it? Oh yeah, nothing, you're just being a douche. And yes, the engineers should be working with the design people. It's called team work and it's why Apple is able to delivery remarkably less buggy software with a good user experience while Google tosses shit at the wall hoping something sticks.

Re:Google = buggy (1)

QBasicer (781745) | about a year ago | (#44960465)

And then you have Apple Maps, yikes.

Re:Google = buggy (0)

geek (5680) | about a year ago | (#44960935)

Whats wrong with Apple Maps exactly? The app is solid. The complaints come from the data on the backend which simply needs time to mature. Google Maps was even worse when it started out.

Re:Google = buggy (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44961261)

Data doesn't "need time to mature". Apple needs to buy better data, or spend more time verifying it; more time without effort by Apple isn't going to do anything.

Re:Google = buggy (1)

capebretonsux (758684) | about a year ago | (#44961305)

Re:Google = buggy (1)

geek (5680) | about a year ago | (#44961353)

Thank you for proving my point

Re:Google = buggy (1)

Lithdren (605362) | about a year ago | (#44962533)

What is a map app other than 'data on the backend'?

Either the maps are useful, and therefore the app is useful, or the maps are horribly buggy pieces of garbage, leaving the app a horrible buggy piece of garbage. Just because you like Apple doesn't mean their Map app is worth...anything at all.

Re:Google = buggy (1)

QBasicer (781745) | about a year ago | (#44963281)

What's wrong with Cape Breton? It's a lovely place to visit (says the mainlander)

Re:Google = buggy (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44965065)

Lived there for 8 years, and while it's scenic and all, it really doesn't suit someone who's used to Toronto. Nicest people anywhere in Canada, I would say, but not much else... at all.

Re:Google = buggy (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44961613)

There it is. Move along folks, just another Apple fanboi with nothing rational to add to the discussion.

Re:Google = buggy (1)

Nerdfest (867930) | about a year ago | (#44960797)

From what I've seen of iCloud, Apple could learn a lot about both quality, functionality, and openness. Some of their software seems pretty solid, but their web stuff seems flakey as hell.

Re:Google = buggy (1)

geek (5680) | about a year ago | (#44960945)

iCloud does go down a little more often than it should but Google's service have been down nearly as often this year. Just two days ago gmail was down. You really can't compare the cloud service to their software.

Re:Google = buggy (1)

Sarten-X (1102295) | about a year ago | (#44960813)

Sales teams are, in my experience, usually the ones running demos. Since they're generally not technology-minded people, they also make for decent testers, and can give valuable feedback about where interfaces aren't intuitive - usually because that's the point in the demo where they have to pull out the reassuring comments and distracting details to cover up how sloppy the system is.

I agree that Google should be emphasizing teamwork to produce better interfaces, but that's utterly unrelated to the "quality of its engineers". It's not an engineering problem.

Re:Google = buggy (2)

Urza9814 (883915) | about a year ago | (#44960541)

Interesting. I can't recall ever encountering a single bug in any Google app. Hell I've noticed more bugs from my freakin Nintendo than from Google software...

Of course, I don't use Google Drive, or Earth or anything like that...just search, gmail, youtube, voice, android, plus....

It's really the new fad... (1)

Junta (36770) | about a year ago | (#44960217)

Of the big, valuable, 'hot' companies, they all are producing increasingly dubious products.

Netflix loves to crash on me and keel off midstream ever so often. Then of course there are the outages. All this whilst their team brags about how awesome they are at availability.

Apple has had a litany of clock mistakes, unlock screen bypass, and of course the maps situation. I will say I don't use Apple products, so this is second hand experience.

Amazon... well about the only thing that seems to work really well is their own web presence. Their prime instant viewing does indeed make netflix look good by comparison. I will say I never used a Fire, so I can't attest to that. EC2 has pretty frequent outages that take down a bunch of big players. Lot's of people come out of the woodwork to white knight and say 'if the clients did it *right*, they wouldn't be so bothered', but it seems self evident that after all this time those major sites still can't figure it out, it's obviously not as viable model as some people desperately want to believe for some reason.

It's as if the entire industry has lost all patience and risks flaky, crappy behavior for the sake of releasing something that sounds exciting and novel.

Re:Google = buggy (1)

Falkentyne (760418) | about a year ago | (#44960255)

What kind of bugs do you have with Google Drive? My company uses it for a spreadsheet that 3-4 people make changes to with another 3-4 additional viewers. The one problem I have is the constant pauses and disconnects. I'm sick of the "working" and "ooooops we lost all your shit" messages. I've taken to keeping notepad open and typing everything in there and pasting it from there when it starts acting up.

I haven't been keeping up on other free alternatives - if there's something better out there I'll switch the company over. Although in a few months the spreadsheet won't be needed anymore *shrug*

Re:Google = buggy (2)

phantomfive (622387) | about a year ago | (#44962457)

The one problem I have is the constant pauses and disconnects. I'm sick of the "working" and "ooooops we lost all your shit" messages

Those sound like serious bugs.

Re:Google = buggy (1)

jittles (1613415) | about a year ago | (#44960479)

I'm often amazed by how buggy Google software is. They have more money than they know what to do with and yet they put out some of the buggiest software. Google Drive is a disaster. I love Google Earth and use it daily but it crashed about 3 times yesterday. Maybe they should invest some of that money in quality control.

And to add insult to injury, the latest version of gmail will not let you attach a document to an email without first uploading it to drive. I am sure it works fine if you use an imap mail client, but the web-client is no good.

Re:Google = buggy (1)

cusco (717999) | about a year ago | (#44962881)

Since when? I sent my friend some photos of our anniversary party just yesterday, and it worked fine.

Re:Google = buggy (1)

jittles (1613415) | about a year ago | (#44963005)

Since when? I sent my friend some photos of our anniversary party just yesterday, and it worked fine.

Photos you can send. Not "Office" documents. And that was as of night before last, at the latest. Any none-image format has to be uploaded to drive first.

Re:Google = buggy (1)

cusco (717999) | about a year ago | (#44963263)

Just sent myself a Word document. Attached it as normal. I'm using the free consumer version, not sure if that makes a difference.

Re:Google = buggy (1)

jittles (1613415) | about a year ago | (#44963381)

Just sent myself a Word document. Attached it as normal. I'm using the free consumer version, not sure if that makes a difference.

Seriously? Did they upgrade you to the new inbox yet? For my business account it works as usual, but my personal account will not let me attach anything except from Drive. This was via Safari on OS X. I didn't try any other browsers or platforms.

Re:Google = buggy (1)

heypete (60671) | about a year ago | (#44963343)

And to add insult to injury, the latest version of gmail will not let you attach a document to an email without first uploading it to drive. I am sure it works fine if you use an imap mail client, but the web-client is no good.

Sure you can.

Attachments that are too large (either exceeding the Gmail size limit or that of well-known recipient domains that Gmail knows about) will prompt you to upload the attachment to drive rather than trying to attach it directly.

That's actually a pretty handy, user-friendly thing to do.

Re:Google = buggy (2)

jittles (1613415) | about a year ago | (#44963453)

And to add insult to injury, the latest version of gmail will not let you attach a document to an email without first uploading it to drive. I am sure it works fine if you use an imap mail client, but the web-client is no good.

Sure you can.

Attachments that are too large (either exceeding the Gmail size limit or that of well-known recipient domains that Gmail knows about) will prompt you to upload the attachment to drive rather than trying to attach it directly.

That's actually a pretty handy, user-friendly thing to do.

I was trying to attach a 25kb word document. I could do so from my business account but not from my personal account. It kept taking me to Drive. Maybe something buggy was going on, but it would not let me. You're not the first person to tell me this. Now I know they just recently updated my inbox - it appears differently on gmail for iOS and gmail for Android than my business account. Perhaps this has something to do with it?

Re:Google = buggy (5, Informative)

phantomfive (622387) | about a year ago | (#44960849)

You shouldn't be surprised when they have engineers who publicly say things [google.com] like "bugs are no big deal. They happen anyway, no matter how hard you try to prevent them, and somehow life goes on." (if you read the article you'll see he said "bugs are no big deal" in bold).

So stop worrying. When Google Earth crashes, it's no big deal. The fact that a message intended for my girl friend got sent to my sister-in-law, no big deal.

Re:Google = buggy (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44963183)

Maybe you should read also the words around those in bold. You know, if you are in a hurry, reading only the highlighted words is fine (especially if we are talking about a Yegge's essay, I have to admit), but I don't think you should base your judgement of a person or company from that. In the case of the article, that wasn't the idea of the author, but just an example.

Re:Google = buggy (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44964119)

The fact that a message intended for my girl friend got sent to my sister-in-law, no big deal.

Did that message happen to start with "Hey, my wife is out of town for the weekend..."?

Re:Google = buggy (1)

totallyarb (889799) | about a year ago | (#44961499)

Just out of curiosity, exactly how much money have you paid Google for their software?

Re:Google = buggy (2)

phantomfive (622387) | about a year ago | (#44961797)

Just out of curiosity, exactly how much money have you paid Google for their software?

Enough to complain when it breaks. Service is free, complaints are free.

Re:Google = buggy (1)

Obfuscant (592200) | about a year ago | (#44962109)

Just out of curiosity, exactly how much money have you paid Google for their software?

My ISP is paying them to mismanage my email and search through it for juicy tidbits and advertising hints, and I pay my ISP, so indirectly, I'm paying them a bundle.

Also, my Uni is now paying them for cloud services and pushing us to use them, so my taxes are paying them even more.

What was your point again?

Re:Google = buggy (1)

sycodon (149926) | about a year ago | (#44961583)

I regularly get email that is clearly addressed to someone else. The addresses are similar like RSmith and R.Smith. I mentioned it to Google several years ago and they dismissed it. Sometime "smart" people can be real dicks.

Re:Google = buggy (1)

luder (923306) | about a year ago | (#44962175)

rsmith@gmail.com and r.smith@gmail.com are exactly the same email address. Same for r.s.m.i.t.h@gmail.com.

That problem usually happens when you use the email r.smith@gmail.com and the sender is trying to email rsmith2@gmail.com, but forgets the number and instead emails rsmith@gmail.com. I get that kind of emails very often, too, but I can't see what google could do here.

Re:Google = buggy (1)

Ralph Wiggam (22354) | about a year ago | (#44964109)

I love Google Earth and use it daily but it crashed about 3 times yesterday

You should ask Google for a refund of the purchase price.

ow let me guess (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44960073)

Another one of those caching mistakes?

Optimizations are evil!

Apps! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44960137)

App apps apps to wrong apps.

Why would anyone trust an app to do anything right? Leave it to real programs.

Ctrl-alt-del (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44960153)

Yeah, that was a mistake, how many times have I accidentally rebooted Linux because I was trying to login to my windows vm.

Beta (4, Funny)

Frankie70 (803801) | about a year ago | (#44960285)

Such bugs are usually there in Beta releases. This will be fixed in the Production Release.

Re:Beta (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44960519)

i see what you did there.

Re:Beta (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44960553)

A delivery-to-wrong-destination bug should be caught in internal *alpha* (or even integration) testing.

Re:Beta (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44960705)

Rest assured, the NSA will be checking these for any security issues; these were only supposed to go to your intended recipient and the NSA; we apologize for accidentally revealing this. Your privacy is very important to us.

Re:Beta (2)

Sez Zero (586611) | about a year ago | (#44962033)

Such bugs are usually there in Beta releases. This will be fixed in the Production Release.

No, these bugs are in beta. In the production release, they'll be full-blown vulnerabilities or exploits.

No, it's right (1)

corando (2785235) | about a year ago | (#44960331)

It's working as designed, the NSA was an intended recipient... oh, sorry, wrong story.

How does wrong recipient decr-- oh. OH! ...oh. :( (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44960407)

This shouldn't even be counted as a bug; it's merely the publicity for a crippling design flaw. Why? Because it doesn't matter if the wrong recipient gets a message, since the wrong recipient won't have the private key in order to decrypt the message. Sounds like just a minor delivery bug.

Wait... whaddya mean, "whaddya mean, 'key'?"? This is a chat system designed after 1991, and it still doesn't encrypt? Google, you're a few decades behind, when it comes to the tech that our 386s are able to handle.

Re:How does wrong recipient decr-- oh. OH! ...oh. (1)

Hatta (162192) | about a year ago | (#44960677)

That was my thought at first, but it's still possible to make this kind of mistake with public key encryption. If the software sends your message to the wrong person, it would probably encrypt with the wrong public key as well.

Silent (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44960661)

Hmm... not much reactions going on. If this were to happen to let say Skype or other services, Microsoft and others will get a beating. But when Google fumbles, everybody stays silent and pretty much shrugs everything under the rag.

Damn! (1)

NEDHead (1651195) | about a year ago | (#44960767)

Are telling me the chat I got about winning the Nigerian Lottery might have been meant for someone else?

Re:Damn! (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44960933)

Are telling me the chat I got about winning the Nigerian Lottery might have been meant for someone else?

Yes, it was meant for me, but if you provide me with your bank account info, and send me half the fee's for getting the money release, I'll split it with you.

Re:Damn! (1)

NEDHead (1651195) | about a year ago | (#44961685)

That seems perfectly reasonable, but since I don't know you perhaps you could give my friend here a wad of cash as earnest money just so I know I can trust you.

Google Apps (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44960841)

On my Google Apps account for my university, I used Google Drive to store all my classwork. Then one day about two years ago when I navigated to my drive, I saw some business's speadsheet (a rather large one with what looked like sensitive information) shared with my account whose owner I didn't know. Could the owner have accidently shared it with me? I don't believe so; my username is a combonation of random letters and numbers with a .edu domain. The speadsheet has since dissapeared, but I don't know when that happened. Has this ever happened to anyone else who uses Google Apps?

mmm bugs (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44960865)

When I used to mess with bots for yahoo. You could change I think it was the 6th byte in a private message packet to 0 and it would send what would seem to be somebody else's message to them. In fact a totally random stranger's message would appear in the private message being sent. Haven't messed with that protocol in awhile. Could be still there.

"bug" sends posts to "wrong" person (1)

mythix (2589549) | about a year ago | (#44960955)

So they send all posts to NSA?

Re:"bug" sends posts to "wrong" person (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44961015)

Yes, but that is just the apps working as intended.

What the hell, Google?! (0)

ichthus (72442) | about a year ago | (#44961185)

First, you update the Maps app to combine Navigation, and it TOTALLY SUCKS (thank goodness for my Titanium Backup of the older version.) Next, the abomination that is the new Nexus 7. And now, this. How about a little QA, guys?!

While you're at it, please fix the GVoice texting functionality. Receiving texts the day after they were sent is a little pathetic.

You're still the best thing going, but don't be complacent.

Re:What the hell, Google?! (1)

taxman_10m (41083) | about a year ago | (#44961589)

I haven't heard anything bad about the new Nexus 7. What's the problem?

Re:What the hell, Google?! (1)

cusco (717999) | about a year ago | (#44963293)

Receiving texts the day after they were sent is a little pathetic.

I got used to that when my employer changed to Sprint for cell service. Sometimes got voice mails as much as a week after they were left.

Bug you say? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44961323)

It's not a "bug". It's a "feature".

GMail has a problem too (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44961663)

Coincidence or not, but today I received an out of office reply to an outlook invite sent internally to someone I know at another company. Instead of replying to the sender of the invite, at the same company, GMail seems to have picked my name from the contacts and sent it to me (EXTERNAL). WTF Google? Now I am waiting for something totally confidential to come my way. Note to black hats: get yourself into the contact list of as many people as possible using GMail. You never know what leaks out ...

"In what is a serious bug" (1)

ubrgeek (679399) | about a year ago | (#44961751)

In what is serious understatement...

google voice (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44962279)

I haven't experienced this with chat but about 2 weeks ago I got a text through google voice, from someone I don't know, which was intended for someone in my contact list. weird.

Feature, not bug: Chatroulette mode (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44964727)

C'mon everyone, this is a feature, not a bug! Anyone want to chatroulette?

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