Ever wondered what name is behind some obscure gmail address? Maybe your preferred gmail address was taken and you’re wondering who took it?
Here’s a cute vulnerability in the gmail system that comes from the strong tie-ins between gmail, the google calendar and all the other services.
I’m not sure how cute I think this is. I use gmail for my primary email account, though my address is my first and last name @gmail, so I’m already vulnerable to any nefarious schemes this loophole exposes everyone else to, at least anyone who uses their real name to register a gmail account.
Securiteam also notes:
If you are getting personalized emails from spammers to your gmail account, here’s an idea on how they got your name.