Thursday, August 21, 2008

Google Secure Connection

Concerned about your Gmail security - particularly when on public hotspots?

Well, now you can to your Gmail Settings and select "always use https", Gmail will automatically use the secure https connection everytime. Until now, you had to manually type in the address bar.
"If you sign in to Gmail via a non-secure Internet connection, like a public wireless or non-encrypted network, your Google account may be more vulnerable to hijacking. Non-secure networks make it easier for someone to impersonate you and gain full access to your Google account, including any sensitive data it may contain like bank statements or online log-in credentials. We recommend selecting the 'Always use https' option in Gmail any time your network may be non-secure," explains Google.
Better safe than sorry...

UPDATE: do it now! An easy "gmail hacking tool" has been released that can hijack your gmail account used over an unecripted connection!

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