Secure Gmail Login

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This macro automates the Gmail login and makes sure that a secure HTTPS (SSL) connection is used.

The default Gmail connection is prone to hacker attacks
The macro creates a HTTPS connection that is secure even on open Wifi hotspots

Background Information

Gmail uses by default the secure HTTPS only for the login itself. Afterwards only the normal HTTP protocol is used, which means that anybody can read your emails if you work with Gmail over a unencrypted wireless connection. Unencrypted connections are the standard on almost all open hotspots. For more details on how to hack Gmail we recommend that you read the article "Point and click Gmail hacking" by Humphrey Cheung.

Solution

We created a small iMacros for Firefox macro that automates the Gmail login and makes sure that the secure SSL connection is used for the entire connection, not just the login part. This way your Gmail is secure when used over an unencrypted wireless connection (hotspot).

Click to run the Gmail macro directly from this web page. - This macro logs into a Gmail demo account.

Secure Gmail login macro:

 VERSION BUILD=6060708 RECORDER=FX
 URL GOTO=https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLogin?service=mail
 TAG POS=1 TYPE=INPUT:TEXT FORM=ACTION:https://www.google* ATTR=ID:Email CONTENT=<YOUR GMAIL LOGIN>
 SET !ENCRYPTION NO
 TAG POS=1 TYPE=INPUT:PASSWORD FORM=ACTION:https://www.google* ATTR=ID:Passwd CONTENT=<YOUR GMAIL PASSWORD>
 TAG POS=1 TYPE=INPUT:CHECKBOX FORM=ACTION:https://www.google* ATTR=ID:PersistentCookie CONTENT=NO
 TAG POS=1 TYPE=INPUT:SUBMIT FORM=ACTION:https://www.google* ATTR=NAME:signIn
 'Switch to HTTPS
 URL GOTO=https://mail.google.com/mail