A recently discovered security flaw within Gmail explains how spammers are able to personalize their spam; with almost no work.Here’s a cute vulnerability in the gmail system that comes from the strong tie-ins between gmail, the google calendar and all the other services.
How to do it:
– Go to the ‘share this calendar’ tab
– Enter the email address in the ‘person’ box
– Click ‘add person’ and ‘save’
– When you return to this screen you will see the first and last name along with the gmail address
Way to go Google. This is a pretty big screw up on your part, and something that makes me fairly angry. I get at least five emails a day from Viagra spammers who all seem to know my name. At least now I know where they got it from.
Thanks Google; please fix this,