.................with apologies to Alistair Cook

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

"Take care out there!": A Good Reason To Go Full-Time SSL For Gmail

"Ashik Ratnani writes with this snippet from Hungry Hackers: '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.'

(Via Slashdot.)