Protect Your Gmail Accounts from Hacking
Friday, August 22, 2008
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To those who frequently use public Wi-Fi spots to check their Gmails, you may want to enable the SSL feature of Gmail by default.
A tool that automatically steals IDs of non-encrypted sessions and breaks into Google Mail accounts has been presented at the Defcon hackers’ conference in Las Vegas.
Last week Google introduced a new feature in Gmail that allows users to permanently switch on SSL and use it for every action involving Gmail, and not only, authentication. Users who did not turn it on now have a serious reason to do so as Mike Perry, the reverse engineer from San Francisco who developed the tool is planning to release it in two weeks.
To enable you Gmail's SSL by default, click Settings on the upper right hand corner of your Gmail account
A new page will load. Now click the General tab and scroll all the way down until you see this:
Select the 'Always use https' option then click save. SSL will now be enabled everytime you log in on your Gmail account.
*Computer end log*
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