Google Accidentally Sends Virus in Mass E-Mail

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  1. saipothuri

    saipothuri New Member

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    In a sign that quality control problems at Google persist, the Google Video team sent an e-mail to about 50,000 recipients yesterday that may have contained a virus.

    The e-mail was sent to a discussion list focused on its Google Video blog.

    "On Tuesday evening, three posts were made to the Google Video Blog-group that should not have been posted," Google said in a statement. "Some of these posts may have contained a virus called W32/Kapser.A@mm -- a mass mailing worm. If you think you have downloaded this virus from the group or an e-mail message, we recommend you run your antivirus program to remove it."

    Google has recently suffered from several accidental postings to its corporate blogs.


    http://googlewatch.eweek.com/blogs/google_watch/archive/2006/11/09/14505.aspx
     
  2. satyamy

    satyamy Alive Again...

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    strange Google did that.........
     
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    sabret00the New Member

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    shivkumar >>>>>Monkey Power

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    lol: its really surprising that google can do such a blunder. Now onwards i will better be careful.
     
  5. piyush gupta

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    this proves

    HUMAN IS ERR
     
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    blueshift Wise Old Crow

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    Read that in Digg.
    Mistakes do happen. I am still going to use Google services.
     
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    These things will happen very often than imagined. Not only with Google, but with any one. Internet is no more safe. Day-by-day it is being dumped with all kinds of malware. It is really sad to see that a great invention is being misused for illegal purposes.
     
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    cant believe google did that
     
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    This shows Google is becoming bigger than earlier. They are going the M$ way and have slipped on security issues :lol:
     
  10. JGuru

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    @Tuxfan, Google is using Windows O.S!! So the mass-mailing worm was able to attach
    itself to all the emails sent by Google!! Lesson learnt from this : Don't use Windows O.S!!
     
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    :lol: Has google really learnt its lessons from this? Only time will tell. But just imagine what a position M$ has achieved!! Even its competitors are its customers ;)
     
  12. deepak.krishnan

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    A really innovative way to gift the users. :)
     
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    its known as the Kama-Sutra virus, i think ! :rolleyes:

    no wonder people consider google Hot :lol:
     
  14. Vishal Gupta

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    Awarded as Post of the day! :D
     
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    But isnt Google using a customized version of Ubuntu called Goobuntu or something.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goobuntu
     
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    Thanks. :lol:
     
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