The Isreali site nana.net has published details of a security vulnerability in Gmail which allows the hacker full access to people’s Gmail accounts.
This news has very serious implications for anyone who has used their Gmail account to send or receive any sensitive information – credit card details, passwords, PINs, etc.
There is currently no fix for the vulnerability which comes hot on the heels of two security vulnerabilities being published relating to Google’s search engine. The Google search exploits became critical when Google released its Google Desktop Search which was also vulnerable to these exploits.
Google’s ‘good guy’ image is in serious jeopardy – they need to kill this hole and do a major security revision of all their products to avoid any more of these embarassing revalations or their security reputation will be lower than Microsoft’s!