Shamed By Google's Email Security Transparency Report, Comcast Is Rushing To Better Encrypt Emails

from the sunlight-to-disinfectant dept

Well, that was quick. Yesterday Google announced its new email security/encryption transparency report, which revealed that Comcast and Verizon were primary offenders, in not using TLS to encrypt emails, making them much more vulnerable to surveillance. And, in less than 24 hours, Comcast quickly said that it is rushing to roll out TLS, with a company spokesperson saying it will be out there "within a matter of weeks" and that the company is being "very aggressive about this." That's good to see. Once again, greater transparency leads to greater protection.

Filed Under: email, encryption, tls
Companies: comcast, google


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    Anonymous Coward, 5 Jun 2014 @ 5:24am

    Headline is wrong. TLS does not encrypt e-mail. It encrypts e-mail traffic. Big difference.

    Now if they took the time to make a 5-minute explanation on how to use PGP, *that* would be news.

    It really isn't as hard as people make it out to be. It suffers from the same problem that basic math does; people's brains just shut down whenever it is mentioned, because they *think* it's hard.

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