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Gmail accounts hacked via unpatched hole


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#1 tork

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 06:35 AM

Exploits allowing hackers to break into Gmail accounts are likely to occur, if they're not already circulating, after security researchers released details of a hole that Google has reportedly declined to patch....


Make sure you have a strong password

Many PC users select weak passwords that consist of common names or dictionary words, leaving them susceptible to brute-force discovery

and configure Gmail to use SSL by default:

To benefit from encryption when accessing Gmail, you should configure the service to use SSL by default. To do so, click Settings in the top-right corner of the main Gmail window, select Always use https in the "Browser connection" section at the bottom of the General tab, and click Save Changes.


http://windowssecrets.com/comp/090423/

Edited by tork, 23 April 2009 - 06:37 AM.


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Posted 24 April 2009 - 05:55 PM

Or you can stop using a browser for accessing Gmail and start using Thunderbird for having all your emails delivered to your desktop.




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