GMail flaw lets anyone read your e-mail

Thursday, 27 September 2007, 10:42 AM EST

Hackers have revealed that your GMail account is vulnerable to an attack that allows malicious folks to keep tabs on your e-mail traffic. The attack uses a clever (and particularly nasty) cross-site request forgery (CSRF) to create a persistent backdoor that can be used to read your e-mail. The exploit works by creating a new filter in your GMail account, which means it can do pretty much anything GMail filters are capable of ó including forward your e-mail to another account.

At Wired.

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