Thursday, December 15, 2005

G2G Share - Another Gmail Hack

G2G Share has only been around since November, but already has more than 7,000 users and 127GB of data. A PHP script logs into subscribers’ Gmail accounts and makes a list of all the files there, then publishes them with links on the G2G Share Web site. Anyone who visits the site can search for and download any files they please.

"If someone wants to download a file at your account, the system accesses [it] and forwards the mail with the file," says Robbie Groenewoudt, the 17-year-old author of G2G Share. "Everything is done by the system and no user will ever see any passwords." Gmail’s labels serve as file indexers, and mail account holders can specify which labels are shared on G2G and which remain hidden.

NewsForge | Teen teaches Google to share

Unfortunately, this service has been shutted down by Google because it does not conform to program policies.

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