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News: Google plugs Gmail data leak flaw

News.com's Joris Evers reports:Google has fixed a security hole in several of its services that exposed the address books of Gmail users.
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News.com's Joris Evers reports:

Google has fixed a security hole in several of its services that exposed the address books of Gmail users. An attacker could create a malicious Web site that would copy all the entries in a Gmail user's address book, a potential treasure trove for spammers, according to a description of the problem on the "Googling Google" blog. The only condition is that the user would have to be logged in to Gmail or another Google service. [Read full story on Gmail data leak.]

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