Google Voice Messages Searchable...By Anyone?

Posted: Oct 19 2009, 9:55am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 4:55pm CDT, in News | Technology News

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We have some potentially terrible news for Google Voice users. A reader of Boy Genius has stumbled onto what could be a major security hole in the popular service. If you enter "site:*" and do a Google search, a list of voice mail messages pops up.

These messages appear to be real messages, from random people. They include audio files and transcripts. The caller's name and phone number is also listed. Some of the messages sound almost like they could be promotional recordings (the first two are people talking about ways to use Google Voice) but many of them seem to just be random messages from people.

If these are just promo recordings Google did, than why are they so detailed and why are they hidden in such an obscure place? On the other hand, if this IS a security slip-up, how the hell did Google let it happen? I hope this is nothing to be upset about, but it's definitely something Google needs to address, if only to assuage the fears of Voice users.

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