Securing your Gmail email with https

A lot of people use Google’s free web email service, called Gmail. I have lost count of the friends and colleagues who have ditched their Hotmail and Yahoo accounts for a Gmail address instead – certainly one of its attractions appears to be its powerful search facility.

And it solves arguments too.

For instance, earlier this year my wife and I saw “The Bootleg Beatles” in concert. They were suitably fab, and we decided the other night to book tickets in advance for their 2009 tour too. The thing is, we couldn’t decide which row we should sit in – should we book tickets for the front row, or a few rows back. (We’re booking well enough in advance to have the luxury of choice).

I argued that we had been in the second row last time, and clearly the front row would be the absolutely optimum place to observe Ringo’s moptop and George’s frenetic fingerwork during “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. Mrs Cluley, however, said that we hadn’t been in the second row at all last…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky, or drop him an email.