GMail Contact List Exploit :(

Someone I had chatted with via email a few months ago apparently got some spam about “online bingo”, clicked on the “unsubscribe” link, and it then exposed their entire gmail address contact list.

According to this post, through some Javascript trickery the entire contact list can be harvested by a spammer if you click on a special link.

I’m not sure if this has yet been patched or if this even was the method of attack (it’s apparently pretty old, and Google has a reputation of fixing stuff quickly)…but in general don’t be clicking any strange links on strange emails. Please.