Gmail cookie vulnerability exposes user’s privacy

Petko Petkov of ethical hacking group GNUCitizen has developed a proof-of-concept program to steal contacts and incoming e-mail messages from Google Gmail users.

"This can be used to forward all your incoming e-mail," Pure Hacking security researcher Chris Gatford told ZDNet Australia. "It’s just a proof of concept at the moment but what they’re demonstrating is the potential to use this vulnerability for malicious purposes."

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