Google denies that Gmail caused domain hijacking

By Justin Mann on
Upset over some recent claims that discredited their email service, Google has stepped forward to try and quell rumors. According to the search giant, some recent domain hijackings that were blamed on security vulnerabilities in Gmail were nothing more than plain old phishing attacks and not the fault of any security flaw within Gmail itself.

More than one domain was taken over after the owners were tricked into giving their Gmail usernames and passwords, which was later used to change settings in their respective GoDaddy registrar accounts. It seems easy to side with Google in this case, as a successful phishing attempt seems a lot more likely than a flaw as dangerous as the one rumored.

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