Gmail bug causes users to acidentally delete messages

Gmail bug affected thousands of emails for iOS, mobile and offline Gmail users.

Published Date
30 - Jan - 2014
| Last Updated
30 - Jan - 2014
 
Gmail bug causes users to acidentally delete messages

Recently a bug in Gmail has accidentally made users delete emails and reported others as spam. Google says the bug affected some actions in the Gmail mobile browsers, iOS app and Gmail's offline version and not all users.

Google confirms that the issue has now been fixed but it is unclear as to how many users were actually affected by the bug. Google urged users to check their spam and trash folders to see if any messages were accidently miscategorized. The issue comes only a few days after Google services including Gmail went down for approximately 10 percent of the users.

"You may have been impacted by a recent issue in Gmail that inadvertently caused some actions (e.g. delete, report spam) taken while viewing a message to be applied to a different message. The issue occurred between January 15 and January 22 and is now fixed. We encourage you to check your Trash and Spam folders before February 14, 2014 for any items you did not intend to delete or mark as spam and move them back to your inbox. We apologize for any inconvenience." Gmail told its users.

Google is hosting the Pwnium 4 competition in at CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver in March this year and has announced awards worth nearly $ 2.7 million for finding security bugs in both its Chrome browser and Chrome OS.

Recently a Chrome bug was found by developer Tal Alter that allows hackers to listen in to offline conversations. The Chrome bug lets malicious sites to turn on the user's microphone and listen and record conversations even if the tabs are closed. The bug was nominated for Chromium’s Reward Panel. Till now the bug has not been fixed for Chrome desktop users.

Source: The Verge