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Microsoft, Google, Comcast, LinkedIn and more join forces to work on encrypted email

March 20, 2016 - Uncategorized

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Even though email has been around for decades, the underlying transport technology used to send it, SMTP, is still surprisingly ancient. The majority of email is sent in plain text, unencrypted around the internet using SMTP – yet we still rely heavily on it for some of our most private conversations. SMTP STARTTLS was invented to fix that many years ago, but it failed to be widely adopted and was full of flaws, like ultimately failing to ensure messages are truly encrypted. Currently, with that technology, it’s easy to man-in-the-middle an email before it’s sent and tell the sender that there’s no SSL…

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