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Gmail heightens security, to alert unencrypted connection messages

  • Google plans to ramp
    up security at its free email service by letting users know when messages
    arrive via unencrypted connections that could be prone to snooping or
    tampering,
    Agence France-Presse reported.
    • Google plans to ramp
      up security at its free email service by letting users know when messages
      arrive via unencrypted connections that could be prone to snooping or
      tampering,
      Agence France-Presse reported.
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    • “These warnings
      will begin to roll out in the coming months,” Elie Bursztein and Nicolas
      Lidzborski of the Gmail security team said in a blog post this week.
    •  
    • “While these
      threats do not affect Gmail to Gmail communication, they may affect messaging
      between providers.”
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    • The announcement came
      with study results indicating that email encryption is on the rise, along with
      measures to thwart spam and fraud by better authenticating messages.
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    • However, Google said
      that it found regions of the Internet where email encryption was being covertly
      thwarted and also uncovered malicious servers programmed to essentially hijack
      Gmail messages by giving them bogus routing information.
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    • “While this type
      of attack is rare, it’s very concerning as it could allow attackers to censor
      or alter messages before they are relayed to the email recipient,”
      Bursztein and Lidzborski said in the post.
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    • Google, Yahoo and
      other online firms have been moving to boost encryption of websites and email
      in an effort to boost privacy amid growing concerns about hacking and
      surveillance.

     

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