Watch out for password stealing application “G-Archiver”

G-ArchiverG-Archiver professes to be an application which backups your Gmail messages.

G-Archiver is your one click Gmail backup solution.Backup Gmail email messages to your computer using G-Archiver.Never lose another message – backup Gmail messages and you’ll have a stored copy on your computer in the event of Gmail data loss incidents. Gmail backup with G-Archiver allows you to free up additional storage space beyond Gmail’s storage limit. No technical knowledge required. No other software or mail clients required. Easy to use. No time-consuming, confusing configurations required.  

One thing which it doesn’t mention is that it also steals your password. The creator of the application John Terry has hard-coded his own username and password in G-Archiver. As soon as you input your own login details, it will email him your own username and password. This is highly unethical behavior and depending on the application’s EULA, illegal.

Do not use this application and spread the word! This guy is pure scum and needs to be dealt with.

Tip: Jeff Atwood 

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