Google Drive flaw lets hackers easily install malware

The new flaw makes you vulnerable to malware and spam attacks if you access shared files on Google Drive. Google Drive’s “manage versions” is ripe for being messed around by hackers. If you’re not aware, “manage versions” on Google Drive let’s one see and access all the older versions of a file that was hosted and shared by Google Drive.

This feature is also used to replace an older version of the file with a new file without breaking its share link. The problem lies in the fact that Google does not check the file type when you upload a new version. Beware of downloading files from unknown Google Drive folders.

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