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Google makes it more difficult for hackers to break into Gmail accounts

Google has introduced a mandatory secure encryption for all users of its Gmail service, which will make it more difficult for hackers to break into the email accounts. For users, the new encryption would result in higher level of security, similar to an online banking transaction.

Google has introduced a mandatory secure encryption for all users of its Gmail service, which will make it more difficult for hackers to break into the email accounts. For users, the new encryption would result in higher level of security, similar to an online banking transaction.

Gmail will now be accessible through hypertext transfer protocol secure (HTTPS) on internet, instead of HTTP which it was using earlier. However, Gmail users who do not want their data to travel through the encryption because of slower speed, have the option of turning the HTTPS off.

“We initially left the choice of using it, because there is a downside: HTTPS can make your mail slower since encrypted data doesn’t travel across the web as quickly as the unencrypted one. Over the past few months, we have been researching the security/latency trade-off and decided that turning HTTPS on for everyone was the right thing to do,” Sam Schillace, Gmail engineering director at Google, has said.

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