Team Reveals Gmail Weakness

Gmail has come to establish itself in the world of communications and technology. It is no exaggeration that Gmail is truly the top  in today’s highly competitive and often volatile market.

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Would you be surprised that Gmail’s security guards are most times snoring? US researchers had just revealed a 92 percent success proportion for hackers who intend to jump over Gmail’s security fences.

This porosity arises from system vulnerability and could mete blows on Gmail on any platform such as iOS, Android as well as Windows.

Bourns College of Engineering at University of California Riverside including the University of Michigan experts had diligently uncovered the flaw just a while ago. This led to the resolved conclusion that this Gmail ailment allows burglary into one’s email to cart away with his info-valuables.

The team is expected to stage their revelation at the USENIX Security Symposium in San Diego this month. Their exposition with the title tag “Peeking Into Your App Without Actually Seeing It: UI State Interface and Novel Android Attacks”, would give depth to the working deficiencies of Gmail on Android devices and the inferred implications on the other platform.

Zhiyun Qian, of the UC Riverside team says “The assumption has always been that these apps can’t interfere with each other easily. We show that assumption is not correct and one app can in fact significantly impact another and result in harmful consequences for the user.”

They would be expecting to delve further with explanatory dimensions to the calculated movement of the attack through an experimental case study of a user downloading an app thought mistakenly to be clean and safe. On installing the app, researches reveal they can take advantage of a public side channel as well as shared memory portions of existing memory, channels that are permission demanding.




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