Monday, 16 March 2015

Yahoo Later This Year With PGP Encryption For Users

Internal giant Yahoo will later this year, end-to-end encryption to offer to users, which emails are fully encrypted and can only be read by the sender and recipient. It is a plug-in based, and last year was the PGP plugin Google announced .

During the South By Southwest festival in Texas Yahoo gave a demonstration of the plug-in. The images show that users can set the encryption via a few clicks, then encrypted e-mail. According to Alex Stamos, Chief Information Security Officer of Yahoo, was end-to-end encryption until a few years ago, hardly any attention or was it well understood. "Today our users are always better that they should be safe on the Internet."

Stamos suggests that e-mail encryption, a variety of purposes, from tax to the e-mail in a country where there is no freedom of speech. At this time, Yahoo shares the source code with experts so that can give feedback. "Our goal is to provide an intuitive encryption solution for all users at the end of the year," said Stamos.

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