Google Voice Compromised?

Updated: January 07, 2011

The BoyGenius Blog is reporting this mornign, based on an anonymous reader report that there is a security hole in Google Voice. The initial report is here.

Try it out for yourself. The flaw is still running as I write this. But dig a bit further. There are only 31 messages showing and they are the same 31 messages no matter what you do. So far I& have found no way to get any other messages - and these are all test messages.

So let's turn to Google itself. It turns out that this is 'not a bug but a feature.' Google says that since part of the idea of transcribed voicemail messages is to make it possible for them to be public, these are some of the publicly posted Googel Voice transcribed messages out there. No security hole, no problem. But do remember that if you post a Google Voice message in this way your posting WILL include your Google Voice number. Caveat emptor!

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