Gmail now with default HTTPS

This is good news for security conscious folks. GMail now comes with https set as default. From ZDNet:

A day after confirming a major security breach by Chinese hackers looking for GMail account information, Google has turned on default “https:” access for its popular Web mail service.

Google had previously added the option for GMail users to “always use https” back in July 2008 but it was turned off by default.

At least you can also count on the Chinese hackers to force securities measures to be put up.