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Source: Red Herring - Posted by Pax Dickinson   
Hacks/Cracks Google said Wednesday it has fixed a problem in its widely used email program that allowed hackers to break into people’s Gmail accounts to read messages and pose as legitimate email users. Security researchers in Spain exposed a flaw in the way Google authenticates its users, allowing the breach in the system that counts more than 5 million users.

Google didn’t make a public announcement about the problem. Companies such as Microsoft typically alert their users to security flaws in their software.

“Usually if you’re a vendor and you have some sort of security problem, you have to publish it,? said Cesar Cerrudo, CEO of security consultancy Argeniss. “You also have to let people know that you have fixed it and that you take security seriously.?

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