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EFail Vulnerability Underscores Need For Email Encryption

EFail Vulnerability Underscores Need For Email Encryption

Over the past week, European digital security researchers published a paper  which uncovered a new vulnerability in a widely used form of email encryption. The vulnerability lets hackers insert malicious codes into intercepted emails, giving them access to the entire inbox of a given target.

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US Defense Secretary: Backdoor Surveillance is ‘Unrealistic’ #RSAC

US Defense Secretary: Backdoor Surveillance is ‘Unrealistic’ #RSAC

SAN FRANCISCO — In a measured, but firm, repudiation of the class of electronic surveillance measures commonly attributed to government agencies under his control, US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter told a capacity crowd at the RSA Conference here yesterday that he personally was “not a believer in” the implementation

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Encrypt the Whole Web, Mozilla Pleads (Again)

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If the whole web were encrypted by default, communications engineers argued, then malicious actors wouldn’t be able to guess which web sessions were relatively important by whether or not they were encrypted. The technology existed, the standards were in place and most of these engineers were supportive.

It was 1999. And the encrypted web never happened.

In a renewed plea to web developers in April, Mozilla — the makers of the Firefox web browser, which is struggling to regain market share against Google Chrome — put forth to its contributing developers a draft of a four-stage deprecation plan for the use of unencrypted Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) protocol on the web.

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