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+ - Gmail reveals the name of all users 2 2

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ihatespam
ihatespam writes: "Have you ever wanted to know the name of admin@gmail.com? 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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Gmail reveals the name of all users

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