Secure your GMail Sessions on Public Networks
There are probably quite a few of you out there who have to access their GMail accounts on public or unencrypted wireless networks, and in some situations, need to keep what they're doing private. Gmail does secure the authentication process to their service by default, but unfortunately, everything that happens after will pass through the wire in clear text. So what can you do if you need a little privacy while being logged in at work or school? The answer is simple: When you type in Gmail's address in your browser, just add an 's' in front of the http part of the url, like this: https://gmail.google.com. Your whole session will then be encrypted with SSL, including your Gmail chat conversations. Yes, we know, this is a pretty obvious tip, but tell me frankly, would you have thought of it?