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Re: wi-fi security?

On Tue, 1 Sep 2009 09:07:34 +0300
Andrei Popescu <andreimpopescu@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon,31.Aug.09, 18:10:24, Celejar wrote:
> > 
> > "Google did not explain why using this new feature was so important,"
> > Perry said. "This gives people who routinely log in to Gmail beginning
> > with an https:// session a false sense of security, because they think
> > they're secure but they're really not.""
> I just checked and I found I had set this (probably since the first time 
> I noticed it).
> Next to the setting is a link to 
> http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&ctx=mail&answer=74765
> which among others says:
> "Please note that selecting 'Always use https' will prevent you from 
> accessing Gmail via HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol). In addition, it 
> may make Gmail a bit slower. If you trust the security of your network, 
> you can turn this feature off at any time."
> I can imagine all but the paranoid users (like me ;) actually activating 
> this after reading the paragraph above.

Do you mean "I CAN'T imagine"?  Anyway, I immediately activate "Always
use https" after reading the articles I cited; I guess I'm paranoid,
like you ;)

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