Google closes persistent XSS holes in Gmail

The H-online: Google has closed several cross-site scripting (XSS) holes in its Gmail email service – which has more than 350 million active users – that could have allowed an attacker to inject a malicious client-side script into a victim’s system. Security researcher Nils Juenemann discovered the three different XSS vulnerabilities in Gmail and disclosed them to Google’s Security Team as part the company’s Vulnerability Reward Program, in which researchers are rewarded with up to $20,000 for reporting qualifying bugs in its web-based services....

June 14, 2012 · 2 min · 269 words · Omid Farhang

No More Offline Gmail in Google Chrome

Google Operation System Blog wrote: Chrome 12, the upcoming version of Google’s browser which is likely to be released today, removes a useful feature: the built-in Gears plugin. While most Google services dropped support for Gears and removed offline access, Gears is still being used in Gmail. Google no longer maintains Gears, which is now legacy software, and focuses on implementing offline support using HTML5. Read the whole story in: Google Operation System Blog

May 24, 2011 · 1 min · 74 words · Omid Farhang

Switch to Gmail

Gmail Blog: Posted by Jason Toff, Product Marketing Manager Switching email accounts can be painful. The idea of losing years of accumulated contacts and messages can sound daunting, to say the least. Luckily, switching to Gmail doesn’t mean you have to start totally fresh. Back in 2009 we announced tools that let you import mail and contacts from other providers, such as AOL or Hotmail. Today we’re announcing the addition of fourteen more international domains to our list of supported email providers:...

March 23, 2011 · 1 min · 168 words · Omid Farhang

Gmail back soon for everyone

Gmail Blog posted: Posted by Ben Treynor, VP Engineering and Site Reliability Czar (24×7) Imagine the sinking feeling of logging in to your Gmail account and finding it empty. That’s what happened to 0.02% of Gmail users yesterday, and we’re very sorry. The good news is that email was never lost and we’ve restored access for many of those affected. Though it may take longer than we originally expected, we’re making good progress and things should be back to normal for everyone soon....

March 1, 2011 · 2 min · 354 words · Omid Farhang