A long time back Google introduced the ability to optionally encrypt any transmission to / from GMail and not just the login sequence. Previously Gmail used to encrypt the login sequence only. All other data was transmitted unencrypted over the wire making such hacking possible. Every ething that you are doing on your gmail account is transmitted unencrypted over the web.
This makes Gmail velnurable to Session hijacking, the hacker can force your browser with Gmail Hacking tool to send a cookie file.Once the hacker gets the cookies he can login into your gmail account with out your username and password.Any one with basic knowledge of computers can use this tool to hack your gmail password.
How to protect your gmail account from getting hacked?
So this question might arrive in your minds, well the answer is simple you just need to change your browser connection to https.
To change your browser connection to https kindly perform the following steps:
1.Sign in to Gmail.
2.Click Settings at the top of any Gmail page.
3.Set 'Browser Connection' to 'Always use https.'
4.Click Save Changes.
That's all you need to protect your GMail account from getting hacked.