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Google Voice Mails Found In Public Search Engine

DPic [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
14 years ago2,305 views

Somehow, i sensed this was coming.

Via /. (slashdot)

http://yro.slashdot.org/story/09/10/19/219248/Google-Voice-Mails-Found-In-Public-Search-Engine
"Google Voice Mails have been discovered in Google's search engine, providing audio files, names, and phone number as if you were logged in and checking your own voice mail. Some appear to be test messages, while others are clearly not. Google has since disabled indexing of voice mails outside your own website."

http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2009/10/19/random-users-google-voice-mail-is-searchable-by-anyone/

One such example: https://www.google.com/voice/fm/04807385505702370642/AHwOX_CFSs6rxsKN6d5wEznZyECtNntLn-O39x8W0KU3lE7CrAXz1IOHsoIn1Ir2q0xuWyAQpl1ssu6vW3Zfbx19y_0omVoyu-eJ5icOdpiSj2okVIYghiJdCsBX0KTaS425DnP6BVw5g2PhNCKiRa2d5FXytb59BA

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Hmmm. I posted about this in September, but nobody said that's a "security issue". When you make a file public and you place a link to the file in a web page, it's very likely that Google will index the file.

"A simple Google search lets you find some public voicemails and their transcriptions, but it's worth pointing out that sharing your voicemail is optional." – http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2009/09/listen-to-google-voice-messages-in.html

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