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Gmail security advice

Google Mail has recently added the ability to use SSL to encrypt your browsers connection to the web client, and Webmonkey.com is recommending you turn it on. It appears that a Gmail account hacking tool is due for release in a couple of weeks that will make the process of hacking an email account a whole lot easier. It’s easy to enable SSL from the Gmail web setting page, so my advice to anyone using Gmail is to read the article and switch it on.

I’ve had a look at Mail on my Macs and iPod, and they use the SSL option by default. This only really applies if you use the Gmail web client, but since you never know when you might need to check your mail online it’s worth doing.

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  1. August 20, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Excellent post, with the ease of access Gmail has to offer SSL for protection, I just wonder how many people use to a gmail account for Paypal and ebay! Image the issues if the account was breached and the paypal account was emptied.

  2. October 1, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    I think you post is brilliant and Gmail is leading the way to prevent unauthorised access of our email accounts, this probably is a first!

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