New Orkut Bug – Find E-mail address of any Orkut member

orkut-logo Again the credit behind the discovery of this bug goes to Gaurav Dua. Just a day ago Gaurav mentioned on his blog, about how Orkut can be exploited to get mail id of any person, even if he/she is not in your friend’s list. I think this is a serious concern and should be checked immediately by Orkut team as there are many famous personalities present in Orkut, and you can surely imagine their fate if anyone gets their mail id.

Actually this is done by adding the targeted person as a friend. After you add them as your friend, no matter whether they accept the invitation or not, you just need to import your ‘contacts’ from the ‘friends’ tab present on your profile and you are done! The imported CSV file then reveals all mail ids even if the targeted person have not yet accepted your friend request. Detailed step by step procedure is mentioned here.

Personally I don’t think it ethical to get the mail ids of others without their permission. So I am thinking to report about this bug. What do you say?

Links: Step by step guide


Darnell Clayton November 24, 2008

This is probably one of the reasons why I do not use Orkut email or even social networks email programs (like Facebook).

Their is more financial incentive for an email company to keep email secure than a social network to keep one feature secure.

Orkut users would be wise to simply have all of their Orkut messages automatically forward to their gmail/yahoo/hotmail/etc. accounts.

Mayur Somani November 24, 2008

It doesn’t matter if you report this or not, the bug will be fixed very soon…

Gautam November 25, 2008

I tried this yest. didn’t work šŸ™

Sreejoy November 25, 2008

its not working….

Deepak Jain November 26, 2008

@Sreejoy & @Gautam
While posting this I tried it out personally…
It was working f9 for me..

Seems they have checked this bug šŸ™

Deepak Jain November 26, 2008

@Mayur Somani
Yea.. and from the above comments it seems the bug is fixed šŸ™

Raj Kumar Gill August 4, 2009

I like this it is good.

sandeep September 9, 2009

hai where u

harshita pandya September 25, 2009

this is a great work done by u.

Joao Paulo October 16, 2010

Hi, im fron Brazil, can you help me extracts emails from orkut communities. i have been looking for this tool for a long time.

Vicky February 12, 2011

I want to know the email address of orkut user…who is not in my friend list.plz suggest.

Dharmapada panda May 28, 2011

orkut is a fabulus site