Microsoft Aims to Boost Confidence of Foreign Governments over Security and Privacy Concerns

Microsoft Outlook.com and OneDrive have enabled PFS, or Perfect Forward Secrecy. This is a new encryption solution which provides a unique encryption key for each connection as it happens. This new technique is designed to be more challenging for attackers to decrypt the connections. PFS is not necessarily new to the web with Google leading the charge with PFS by enabling on Gmail, Docs, Google+ and other services. Microsoft is currently using PFS to protect the connections between their Outlook.com server and other email providers. In addition to PFS, Microsoft is also leveraging TLS, or Transport Layer Security for Outlook.com for all communications between their service and other e providers for both sending and receiving email. Continue reading here.



Comments

  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • On-demand Event Event Date: January 28, 2015 Check out this webcast and join Jeff Sloyer, IBM Developer Evangelist and Master Inventor, for a tutorial for building cloud-based applications. Using IBM's platform as a service, Bluemix, Jeff will show you how to architect and assemble cloud-based applications built for cloud scale. Leveraging the power of microservices, developers can quickly translate monolithic applications to a cloud-based microarchitecture. This hour-long session introduces the concepts and …

  • Live Event Date: February 25, 2015 @ 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT Secure Shell (SSH) keys provide unmitigated access for privileged users and applications. However, managing and securing these critical privileged credentials poses a real challenge for organizations, putting sensitive data at risk. In fact, more than 50% of organizations report experiencing an SSH Key related compromise. Check out this upcoming eSeminar and join Adam Bosnian, EVP of Global Business Development at CyberArk, as he discusses the …

Most Popular Programming Stories

More for Developers

RSS Feeds

Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date