Finding the name behind the gmail address
Ever wondered what name is behind some obscure gmail address? Maybe your preferred gmail address was taken and you’re wondering who took it?
Here’s a cute vulnerability in the gmail system that comes from the strong tie-ins between gmail, the google calendar and all the other services.
How to do it:
- Go to the ‘share this calendar’ tab
- Enter the email address in the ‘person’ box
- Click ‘add person’ and ‘save’
- When you return to this screen you will see the first and last name along with the gmail address
I always wondered who was behind firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh, I guess they figured people like me would be interested…
If you are getting personalized emails from spammers to your gmail account, here’s an idea on how they got your name.