That was a bit ambiguous and I apologize for that. I meant that I had
reproduced the issue several times, not created test accounts. I'm willing
to bet it's not just a few accounts being affected.
From: Jann Horn [mailto:jannhorn () googlemail com]
Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2012 4:39 AM
To: Michael J. Gray
Cc: 'Thor (Hammer of God)'; 'Dan Kaminsky';
full-disclosure () lists grok org uk
Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] Google Accounts Security Vulnerability
On Sat, May 19, 2012 at 12:04:43PM -0700, Michael J. Gray wrote:
On why I don't want to provide my email address to Google:
It's a different email address which I don't want associated with this
email address for various reasons. That is why I am not going to provide
Your assumption that it's a simple piece of information and requires
no effort to give out is correct, but the impact of the association is
The fact that Google can create a test account and reproduce the issue
(as I have now done several times) tells me that they want the account
information for some other purpose or that they're just being lazy.
So, you now have a test account that doesn't reveal any secrets about you
and which is affected... so you could surely give Google the name of that
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