Using google against itself for fun and profit

This was a fun spam to get in my gmail account – from google.com

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It was a nice touch that the account name was “picasateam” just to help even more with the sense that this was real.

I’ve always found it interesting when people would trust a given company or financial institution less because of people sending spam claiming to be that company (PayPal, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, etc.). Now I wonder if it’ll happen to Google… well, and how long they take to shut down this kind of “hole”.

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