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Re: [Full-Disclosure] Slashdot: Gmail Accounts Vulnerable to XSS Exploit
From: morning_wood (se_cur_ityhotmail.com)
Date: Sat Oct 30 2004 - 20:43:03 CDT
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?
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