[aur-general] No confirmation link received

SanskritFritz sanskritfritz at gmail.com
Thu Sep 20 06:47:32 EDT 2012

On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 12:29 PM, Menachem Moystoviz
<moystovi at g.jct.ac.il> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 1:13 AM, Evangelos Foutras
> <evangelos at foutrelis.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 1:03 AM, Menachem Moystoviz
>> <moystovi at g.jct.ac.il> wrote:
>>> Couldn't you register kuppidon at gmail.com with gmail, and then try
>>> using the reset password form?
>>> It should cause the password reset email to be sent to the new account
>>> - allowing you to use seyz as your username.
>>> Of course, I'm assuming you're legit, since this attack vector is also
>>> used in cracking attempts in order to enter into old
>>> accounts - which can allow for social privilege escalation.
>> "Gmail usernames cannot be recreated after they've been deleted." [1]
>> :p
>> [1] https://support.google.com/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1212172
> Doesn't that just mean they can't restore the data for that account?
> In other words, are you implying they keep a blacklist of all accounts
> registered ever,
> and block all attempts to register deleted accounts?

That would be a security flaw at Google. While I'm sorry for the OP, I
actually hope that indeed it is not possible for anyone to revive an
email account. Why Google chooses to close down an account is of
course another story...

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