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Email Security

50 Free Temporary, Disposable and Forwarding Email Services

by Shanmuga

Every time you give out your email address on the web, you risk getting your email address abused by spammers. Instead of giving out your private email address, give out a temporary Disposable email address (DEA) which receives the messages and forwards to your private email address or displays it on the providers Website. The […]

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Alert: Enable "Always use https" setting in GMail

by Shanmuga

Google last week introduced a security setting designed to protect GMail users sessions from getting hijacked. The setting is provided as an option in the "settings" page of your GMail account. If you haven’t enabled the "Always use HTTPS" option, it’s time to do so now due to the emergence of an automated cookie stealing […]

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Security: How secure is a Gmail account?

by Shanmuga

"At the last DefCon event, one of the attendees, ‘Hamster’ showed off how the cookies sent by your computer when signing into a Google account can be copied, allowing the account to be cloned by the hacker, and all the implications that carried.

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Google Mail vulnerable to sidejacking despite SSL

by Shanmuga

"According to security researcher and CEO of Errata Security Robert Graham, Google’s JavaScript code makes HTTP requests in the background via an XMLHttpRequest. By default, these requests are SSL-encrypted—but if SSL fails, they change to nonencrypted mode. When a user attempts to connect to a WiFi hotspot, Google Mail attempts to connect with SSL both […]

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