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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hackers Hijack Gmail in China

Fast Company--Austin Carr: Here in the U.S., we've been complaining about Gmail for its new design (Why do we need a "Mail" button and "Inbox" button only an inch apart!?!). In China, they're complaining about Gmail too, but for a very different reason.

Over the past week, reports from Chinese Internet users indicate that when Gmail is accessed, users are auto-forwarded to a replica site at a different address ( where they're asked to enter or re-enter their account information. Based on the rough translations available, users connect to this non-Google owned site if they use Google's browser toolbar or simply enter the address "" There, they'll face a classic phishing attack which has users giving away login usernames, passwords, and other personal information. China's Gmail has been hijacked.


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