[Skunkworks] Gmail Security Gone Bonkers?

Brian Ngure brian at pixie.co.ke
Sun Jun 14 19:18:23 EAT 2015


The point is, they provide a service. How they do it is entirely up to
them. If they want to ignore dots/periods, that is their choice. If they
don't want to follow the RFC, it is their choice.

On Sun, Jun 14, 2015 at 7:04 PM, Okechukwu via skunkworks <
skunkworks at lists.my.co.ke> wrote:

> Issue is, Google cannot wake up and decide what a character is as far as
> an email address is concern - the RFC for this is clear the allowed
> characters and they decide to be non-RFC compliant and breaking email -
> issue is they don't give a damn.
>
> ./Ok3ch
>
> On Sun, Jun 14, 2015 at 4:48 PM, Kennedy Kairu Kariuki via skunkworks <
> skunkworks at lists.my.co.ke> wrote:
>
>> Hmmmm...came to my email
>>
>>
>> Kind Regards,
>>
>> Kennedy KK
>>
>> Mobile: +254721699119
>> Skype: k.kairu
>> Gtalk: kkairu
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Jun 14, 2015 at 6:30 PM, Bwana Lawi <mail2lawi at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Test
>>>
>>> On Sun, Jun 14, 2015 at 2:10 PM, Kennedy Kairu Kariuki via skunkworks <
>>> skunkworks at lists.my.co.ke> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Mr Mark, dots are recognized as unique usernames kkairu and k.kairu are
>>>> different.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Kind Regards,
>>>>
>>>> Kennedy KK
>>>>
>>>> Mobile: +254721699119
>>>> Skype: k.kairu
>>>> Gtalk: kkairu
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Sun, Jun 14, 2015 at 12:48 PM, Mark Kipyegon via skunkworks <
>>>> skunkworks at lists.my.co.ke> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Gentlemen I believe you will find this is a feature and not a security
>>>>> issue. Reason being that dots are not recognised as characters in Gmail
>>>>> usernames.
>>>>>
>>>>> This can be easily proven by attempting to login to the "wrong" email
>>>>> address with your valid password.
>>>>>
>>>>> On 14/06/2015 12:18, Peter Mugoh via skunkworks wrote:
>>>>> > Skunks,
>>>>> >
>>>>> > My mail address is pkmugoh at gmail.com and I have sent an email to
>>>>> pk.mugoh at gmail.com and received it as well as replied to it.  I think
>>>>> this is a bad security flaw on googles part.
>>>>> >
>>>>>
>>>>>
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