Contact list management app maker Plaxo told CNET today that it has shut a back door that spammers were using to stealthily access Google accounts.
"A malicious party has obtained on their own, not through Plaxo, a set of Google account credentials," said Preston Smalley, general manager at Plaxo. "They've used our server, which is meant to allow customers to access their own Google accounts, to gain access to those accounts they already had. That made it difficult for Google to detect that (unauthorized) activity because they came through our IP address as a proxy."… Read more