Google patches Gmail security hole

Friday, 14 January 2005, 12:25 AM EST

Google has fixed a bug in its Web-based e-mail service, Gmail, that allowed users to read the contents of other people's messages.

HBX Networks discovered the bug while testing a Perl script intended to automate sending batches of newsletters. Messages sent to the group's own e-mail address contained HTML code in the "Reply To" field, and this code turned out to be the message body of other users' e-mail messages.

By Matthew Broersma at Info World.

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