Google Calendar Settings Gaffes Exposes Users’ Meetings, Company Details
Security researchers are warning that Google’s Calendar settings put billions of users at risk of accidentally exposing their personal or work calendars to the Internet. While this risk doesn’t result from a security vulnerability, analysts say that Google doesn’t adequately inform users that using a link to share their calendar with someone can expose that calendar to anyone with an Internet connection because Google search will index the link.
Researchers have already found hundreds of public calendars through Google searches. Many of the calendars are used by staff of top 500 Alexa companies and reveal sensitive details like email addresses, event details including locations, as well as internal presentation links.