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Gmail reveals the name of all users

tdalek (990756) writes | more than 6 years ago

Privacy 2

ihatespam writes "Have you ever wanted to know the name of Now you can! (its "smart ass" btw) The catch however is, that through a bug in Google calendars the names of all registered Gmail accounts are now readily available. All you need to find out the names of any gmail address is a Google calendar account your self. Depending on your view this ranges from a harmless "feature" to a rather serious privacy violation. According to some reports, spammers are already exploiting this "feature"/bug to send personalized spam messages."

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Disturbing (1)

p0tat03 (985078) | more than 6 years ago | (#24219705)

Just tried this out... This is pretty disturbing indeed, though I suppose you can't expect privacy anywhere you go these days...

Re:Disturbing (1)

iamthekingofthesees (1327213) | more than 6 years ago | (#24219741)

crazy times. And spammers could also probably use this to validate the existence of dictionary/name based guesses. badnewsbears for gmail!
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