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Google Buzz Bug Opens Door for Hackers

Google says it is aware of the vulnerability and is working on a fix.

 By Kara Reeder
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Cyber criminals are wasting no time targeting Google Buzz. They now may have an easier time of it thanks to a common Web programming error that could give hackers a way to take over Google Buzz accounts, according to Computerworld.

Robert Hansen, CEO of SecTheory, calls the cross-site scripting flaw a "medium-sized problem," since it opens the door for phishing scams against Google users.

Google says it is aware of the vulnerability and is working on a fix. A spokesman says that there is no indication that the flaw is being actively abused.

This article was originally published on Feb 17, 2010
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