Gmail recently became more secure for users and now you can use the Gmail SSL (Secure Socket Layer) feature to enable HTTPS for a more secure connection online while accessing your email. But you have to enable the setting…

Secure Gmail Connection

How to enable default secure Gmail connection?
Login to Gmail > Go to Settings > General > Browser Connection

Browser Connection set to https will force a secure connection and is essential to keep your data safe and protect it from hijacking. It is essential particularly for those accessing Internet and gmail via public Wifi or non-encrypted networks. So if you routinely login via wireless internet at coffee shops, airports, college dorms, then you might need this additional layer of security.

But I see https when I login?

Gmail uses https to protect your password every time you log into Gmail, but they don’t use https once you’re in your mail unless you enable this setting. More »

There is no way to guarantee complete security on a wireless network. However, there are precautions you can take to help minimize security risks when you use a wireless network.

• Whenever possible, only connect to wireless networks that require a network security key or have some other form of security, such as a certificate. The information sent over these networks is encrypted, which can help protect your computer from unauthorized access. When you view available wireless networks in Connect to a Network, you’ll see text indicating if a wireless network has security enabled or not. More »

How safe is your wireless network? If the answer is you don’t know, then you really should head over to the Pure Networks website and carry out their free Network Security Scan. Of course it’s a prelude to selling your something, in this case an application called Network Magic, and there’s a link to a free trial, but there’s no obligation and it really is worth the visit for the free security scan, which raised a couple of issues on my system, which I thought was pretty tight.

Network Magic provides easy-to-use wireless network security. No messing with confusing router administrative screens  just a few clicks and your wireless Internet is locked down.

PLUS – With the award-winning Network Magic software you can: More »