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Dmail promises self-destructing Gmail messages

Dmail promises self-destructing Gmail messages

After an email has been "destroyed" (or, rather, encrypted), recipients will see a message that the email has been killed. Should we trust it will do what it says with personal data?

Fed up with losing email to your spam folder? Gmail’s artificial intelligence wants to help

Google arms bulk senders with spam smarts in Gmail Postmaster Tools

Google is arming bulk email senders with spam smarts so that you get more of the emails you want and spend less time dumpster-diving for missing email.

Now you can avoid email sender's remorse with Gmail's 'Undo Send' feature

Avoid email sender's remorse with Gmail's 'Undo Send' feature

Wrong recipients and forgotten attachments could soon become a thing of the past with Gmail's new 'Undo Send' feature.

3 ways to make your Gmail account safer

Secure your Gmail account in 3 easy steps

Following on from our detailed guide to securing your webmail, here's a quick breakdown of how to make the most important fixes, for users of Google's Gmail.

5 steps to lock down your webmail account

5 steps to lock down your webmail account

For most people Gmail, Outlook.com or Yahoo! Mail is their main personal account. Here are some of the most important steps to keep unwanted people out of your web-based email account.

Is it *really* such a bad idea to use a password twice?

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We regularly warn you against using the same password for multiple accounts.

But if you memorise one really long and complex password, isn't that enough?

No! Here's why...

Gmail introduces filters for non-Latin characters, weeding out more phishing emails

Gmail introduces filters for non-Latin characters, weeding out more phishing emails

Using non-Latin characters that look very similar to their ASCII counterparts helps scammers, spammers and phishing crooks send emails from legitimate-looking addresses. Now Google's putting a stop to that with a set of new spam filters.

Google tips off cops after spotting child abuse images in email

Google tips off cops after spotting child abuse images in email

A 41-year-old resident of Houston, Texas has been arrested after Google tipped off police that they had spotted child abuse images in his emails.

Your Gmail account is fair game for cops or feds, says US judge

US judge: your Gmail account is fair game for cops or feds

A New York court on Thursday opened up our entire Gmail accounts to feds or cops with warrants, in spite of two recent decisions that went against similar requests.

SSCC 154: Fraud, viruses, patches and encryption (in that order!) [PODCAST]

Where does your country sit on the fraud list? Just how much can you trust SMSes on Android? Is Apple serious enough about iOS security? And will Google's End-To-End email encryption plugin save the world?

Find out with Chet and Duck in this week's Chet Chat podcast...

Google looks to make OpenPGP easier for Gmail users

Google switches Gmail to HTTPS only

In early June Google announced a new project designed to create a Chrome plugin to allow end-to-end encryption of web-based emails using OpenPGP. We take a look at its current state and explain how it works.

Google stops data-mining students' email

Google stops data-mining students' email

The same goes for all Google Apps customers. The rest of us Gmail users are still going to be data-mined up the wazoo, of course.

SSCC 140 - Does Windows have more holes than OS X? Whither messaging privacy? [PODCAST]

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How bad is the latest Microsoft Word 0-day? Does OS X really need patching less often than Windows? What does Gmail's move to HTTPS-only really mean? And if WhatsApp has privacy coded into its DNA, is it coded into its app, too?

Chet and Duck get stuck in...

Google switches Gmail to HTTPS only

Google switches Gmail to HTTPS only

Google is now using an always-on HTTPS connection and encrypting all Gmail messages moving internally on its servers.

Google sued for data-mining students' email

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The suit charges the company with surreptitiously building profiles of students by scanning their email in order to target advertising at them.

How emails can be used to track your location and how to stop it

Chrome extension 'Streak' betrays what time you open mail and your location

A new Google Chrome browser extension lets email senders using Google accounts see when recipients open email, who exactly opened the email, and where the recipient is located. And sorry, but no, recipients don't have a say in the matter whatsoever, since we don't have to sign up for the extension to have it blab about us.

Forbes Hack password shootout: Gmail vs Yahoo vs Hotmail vs AOL - whose users are the smartest?

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Which webmail service has the smartest users? And are they getting smarter over time?

Paul Ducklin tries to use the password data from the Forbes hack to find the answers...

Bug, not DDoS, took down US court systems - just like Gmail

Bug. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Several US judicial system websites were offline for a spell on Friday, prompting immediate worries of some kind of organised cyber assault aimed at bringing the nation's legal system to its knees.

SSCC 127 - Target, Microsoft, Apple, Gmail...and some amazing acoustics [PODCAST]

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Chet and Duck help you to learn from recent security news, both good and bad.

In this episode: the massive Target breach; Microsoft's and Apple's attitude to updates; and how to respond to Google's recent changes to image rendering for Gmail users.

Gmail takes image loading out of users' hands - here's how to take it back

Gmail's automatic image viewing, and how to turn it off

Gmail's new default is to automatically display all those HTML glamour shots that marketers desperately hope we'll click on. Does this really help our privacy and security, and how can you turn it off again?