Added: Bradley Simoneau - Date: 03.10.2021 03:39 - Views: 36181 - Clicks: 6099
A few days ago, my colleague and I stumbled upon something that freaked us out. We both are IT folks and wannabe security experts. We are basically very paranoid folks when it comes to how we access, share and communicate on the web. Perhaps this is how we were shocked at what we stumbled upon the Google Hangout as we use it often to chat and communicate.
After all, Google Hangouts are encrypted and secured right. Well, yes, technically,so we thought. It turns out, anyone can view any images you share via Hangout without any sweat.
This is the proof. Naturally we tested this theory a few more times and proved to be true. So we reached out to Google through the Google Vulnerability Reward Program and reported the issue convinced it was worth looking into.
After a few days, we were made aware that this is not a security issue at all! We were told that this was not a security bug but basically how Google Hangout Works. Naturally we were upset that the product and company we love so much did not see any issue with my private images I shared through their platform being made public.
Why this would but different for Google Hangouts, is a mystery to us as is to you. I hope Google fixes this as I will not be hangouts sexting any sensitive images via Google Hangouts anytime soon! We are a full Cloud solutions provider. We have been one like that and we intend to remain as such. Our commitment is to transform businesses.
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Beware of Sharing Sensitive Images via Google Hangouts