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14 year-old finds critical hole in Gmail

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A lot of us here use gmail....

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He was attempting to mail some javascript code from his yahoo account to my gmail when he came across this vulnerability. Anthony noted that javascript will run if it is within the preview of the message.
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=30004
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Kids these days..
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wow that seems to be nasty! no wonder why i havent converted to gmail yet O.o naw its because gmail dont work very well on my pc. i get this weird script error when i try to use it!
    
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Hahaha.....i knew it would happen eventually. Like when people figured out how to use telnet to spoof emails. Now that's pretty dang fun. And Gmail has less protection from that than AOL or Hotmail. Imagine that.... EHLO?

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Originally Posted by uberjon
wow that seems to be nasty! no wonder why i havent converted to gmail yet O.o naw its because gmail dont work very well on my pc. i get this weird script error when i try to use it!
It's possible that you don;t have javascrit enabled on your computer for that website. took me awhile to figure that out...lol....i had forgotten i was using NoScript.
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Crazy kids and their crazy... scripts. LoL
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nope i just recently started using firefox/noscript a online game i play has malicous advertisments then i need noscript for so i dont get hacked O.o idk why the hell it dont work! O.o?
    
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funny...its cool that hes only 14 and learning java(i still need to learn it)

interesting story good find
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