Gmail unsafe via wireless networks!

  • 6 February 2008
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Robert Graham from the security firm Errata Security has proved that Gmail suffers from many important security flaws. When Gmail is opened on an unsecured wireless network, this account is at the hackers’ mercy. Normally, all connexions are established via SSL (secured network), but Google rapidly switches to a simple unsecured connexion via a JavaScript application if the SSL server doesn’t work or is too slow. As a consequence, you check your e-mail in an unsecured environment and hackers are thus at liberty to log into your account. Our COMBELL E-mail hosting however always uses an SSL connexion and offers you much more possibilities and thus also more security.