GMail user data exposed in Kuwait

by Shijaz Abdulla on 01.03.2008 at 16:03

Talk about security – and Google.

GMail users in Kuwait and some other countries reporting being able to read other GMail users’ email without having to log in.

Full Story:
http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9875714-7.html

Google claims that an ‘ISP caching problem’ that allowed users to log in to other users’ mailboxes. This talks volumes about Google’s security, doesn’t it? Does this mean that an ISP can break Gmail security if it really wants? Wait a minute – how can ‘caching’ at the ISP preserve Gmail sessions? Some neat security, huh?

No wonder Gmail is still in Beta.

Shijaz Abdulla is a Datacenter Solutions Professional at Microsoft, based in Doha, Qatar and helps customers better run their IT infrastructure using Microsoft technologies. He is a blogger and a technology enthusiast.

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