Gmail Account Hacking Tool

 | August 29, 2008 9:06 PM

Mike Perry is going to release a Gmail Account Hacking Tool which will allow hackers to get into anyone’s Gmail account.

After reading the article and another article I think the threat is overblown.  If you check your email in private on a wired or secure wireless network you are fine.  In public if you use https://gmail.com you will be fine.  Always using SSL for Gmail seems to be overdoing it and could slow the performance of Gmail.

I have one security friend who will probably disagree with me.  And maybe he can convince me because this article about someone who lost his domain because his Gmail account was hacked is quite sobering.

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fkimplicity » Gmail and SSL sent a pingback on January 27, 2009

[...] I had reported on the Gmail Account Hacking Tool and how I thought the threat was overblown.  I said that I would not use SSL with Gmail as [...]

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