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Re: Slashdot: Gmail Accounts Vulnerable to XSS Exploit
From: "morning_wood" <se_cur_ity () hotmail com>
Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2004 18:43:03 -0700

there is a [x] box..

"Don't ask for my password for 2 weeks."

this sets the users cookie. Gmail uses the cookie for authentication.

XSS holes are not (as we all know) an immediate bypass for
any authentication.

It can be used, with a bit of work, to steal
cookies/authentication data from unexpecting users, NOT as an immediate
break-into-accounts kiddie tool.

However, the interesting thing I found about this article was this line:
"regardless of whether or not the password is subsequently changed"

Does Gmail use some sort of static security key?
Does anyone have any further details on the security implemented by Google
in their new service?
see above.


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