HTTPS Becomes default for Gmail

Posted on January 14, 2010. Filed under: Computer, News, Super Fast Updates, Web | Tags: , , , |


  

   Google recently made the ‘Always use https’ setting the default behavior in Gmail (the default used to be http).

   If you sign in to Gmail via a non-secure Internet connection, like a public wireless or non-encrypted network, your Google account may be more vulnerable to hijacking. Non-secure networks make it easier for someone to impersonate you and gain full access to your Google account, including any sensitive data it may contain like bank statements or online log-in credentials.

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Gmail Outage Caused by Overload Servers

Posted on September 2, 2009. Filed under: News, Web | Tags: , , , |


       

     A worldwide outage of Google’s Gmail online e-mail system on Tuesday was caused by a traffic jam on its servers, according to Google’s official Gmail blog.

     The problem was that some recent changes designed to improve traffic flow on request routers, servers designed to direct Web queries to the appropriate Gmail server, overloaded the system after workers took some Gmail servers offline to perform routine upgrades.

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