At SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, Yahoo chief information security officer Alex Stamos confirmed the company will introduce end-to-end encryption to its Yahoo Mail service by the end of this year.
“Our users are much more conscious of the need to stay secure online,” Stamos said in a blog post. “We’ve heard you loud and clear.”
Its goal is to simplify encryption for the vast majority by streamlining it as a one-click feature as part of the browser. The encryption plugin allows users to encrypt, decrypt, sign, and verify messages in the browser using existing OpenPGP technology, which has been tried and tested over more than a decade.
You can read more in an article by Zack Whittaker in the ZDNet web site at http://goo.gl/Yi1yqT.