Gmail, Lost Emails, & Firefox,,, oh my!

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

MSM Hobbes

Thread Starter
Joined
Apr 22, 2004
Messages
6,554
Evidently, 60 some accounts have been compromised at Gmail - all emails w/in these accounts were 'lost'. One thought is that there was/is a flaw w/in Firefox that allowed XXS to manipulate and then cause harm. While only a very small fraction of Gmail users, this does bring to light at least two points:

1. If it is important to you, backup your email via whatever method you so desire.
2. Technology, time, and evilness in the wrong hands can mess up the 'best' systems; ie: Firefox browser and/or Google's Gmail.

Check out the following...
semi-fresh news items:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2006/mfsa2006-72.html
http://gigaom.com/2006/12/28/mom-google-ate-my-gmail/
http://www.enterpriseitplanet.com/security/news/article.php/3652186

older yet potentially relevant [XXS type issue] news:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/10/29/gmail_vuln/
,,,which was supposedly fixed immediately thereafter:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/11/01/gmail_bug_fixed/

Gmail forum w/ people affected:
http://groups.google.com/group/Gmai...read/thread/e19d6ab5d41e58eb/bd2a9386c2a1ad41

Potential to 'hack' into a Gmail type account via an invite:
http://www.askdavetaylor.com/can_people_hack_my_google_gmail_account.html
,,, and via other underhanded means:
http://www.somewhatfrank.com/2005/11/gmail_hacked_it.html

And now, means to backup/store Gmail goods:
http://grasshopperfactory.com/cbc/back-up-your-gmail/
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Staff online

Members online

Top