Gmail Reveals the Names of All Users

Didn’t Google used to say things like “Don’t be evil”? Perhaps, now, the more appropriate recommendation would be: just don’t make it easy for the rest of the world to use your technology and software to be evil.

“Have you ever wanted to know the name of admin@gmail.com? Now you can. 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 yourself. 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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