from the chatty-little-things dept.
abell writes "Gravatar offers a global avatar service, using an MD5 hash of the user's email as avatar ID. This piece of information in some cases is enough to retrieve the original email address. Testing a simple attack on stackoverflow.com, I was able to determine the email addresses of more than 10% of the site's users."
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them WHAT to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
-- Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.