Yahoo preparing to launch endpoint security technologies for email

Technology firm Yahoo has announced plans to end encryption technology (end-to-end) for e-mail to users by the end of this year to enhance privacy for users who fear the government hackers eyeing or account information.

The Internet giant has revealed the security features and safety for its e-mail service at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas recently. These features allow those who are not proficient in technology can also encrypt your email with just one click after install.Yahoo has launched a beta version of encryption software for developers, and users can access Yahoo this version in the coming months.

Alex Stamos, director of information security of Yahoo, said: "Our goal is to apply this technology later this year. Anyone know how to write email will not encounter problems when using this encryption service. "

Encryption of information is a valuable tool in preventing the risk of snooping on the network. However, many users feel the encryption process is very confusing as to set the password complexity for both the sender and recipient. Yahoo has partnered with Google and its Gmail service to develop encryption technology.

Expected encoding Yahoo will have a high compatibility, so the user's email service Gmail and Yahoo can send encrypted messages to each other just by one click.

No password

Another feature is about to be introduced to Yahoo users, it allows them to skip the password set by the user password once sent to the phone number is confirmed before each time the user logged in. This move will help mitigate spoofing attacks (phishing) as well as the risk of stolen passwords leaked information leads to other individuals.

According Stamos, both new features are expected to enhance privacy, but still very easy to use. In addition, the encryption and password information will also play an important role for users in other countries do not encourage free speech.

"There are a lot of Yahoo users live in countries that do not respect freedom of expression and communication of individuals. Government in countries that seek to install malicious software on your computer to facilitate monitoring activities of the people, "Stamos said.

Yahoo, Google and many other leading online companies have developed many encryption methods and security information on the Internet after the National Security Agency to conduct secret US program to track people online . These companies have vowed never licensed for free access to their server systems.