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
and configure Gmail to use SSL by default:
Many PC users select weak passwords that consist of common names or dictionary words, leaving them susceptible to brute-force discovery
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.
Edited by tork, 23 April 2009 - 06:37 AM.