G-Archiver Password Theft

G-Archiver is an archival tool for Gmail. It lets you backup your Gmail emails to your computer. It’s been discovered that it also has a darker purpose.

emailG-Archiver costs US$29.95, and it does what it claims. To use it you enter your Gmail username and password, and it downloads emails to your computer as a backup.

Unfortunately the program has also been sending people’s usernames and password to the program’s creator (identified as John Terry).

If you’ve used G-Archiver before then uninstall it and change your Gmail password.

  1. why not write an article on how to use the imap access gmail gives you and thunderbird to backup your mail that way…?

  2. Great idea. I need to write more on backups in general.

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