Tag: End-to-End Encryption

Zoom Adopts NIST-Approved Post-Quantum End-to-End Encryption for Meetings
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Zoom Adopts NIST-Approved Post-Quantum End-to-End Encryption for Meetings

Zoom, a well-known provider of business services, announced that post-quantum end-to-end encryption (E2EE) is now available for Zoom Meetings. Support for Zoom Phone and Zoom Rooms will follow shortly. The company released a statement saying that the necessity to protect user data grows along with the sophistication of adversarial attacks. We are stepping up security with the release of post-quantum E2EE and giving users access to cutting-edge tools to better safeguard their data. Kyber-768, which seeks to achieve security roughly similar to AES-192, is used in Zoom's post-quantum E2EE. In July 2022, Kyber was selected as the quantum-resistant cryptographic algorithm for general encryption by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of the U.S. Department of Commerc...
Meta Set to Enable Default End-to-End Encryption on Messenger by Year End
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Meta Set to Enable Default End-to-End Encryption on Messenger by Year End

End-to-end encryption (E2EE) support will be made standard for one-to-one friends and family chats on Messenger by the end of the year, according to a new statement from Meta. The social media behemoth announced that as part of that endeavor, "millions more people's chats" will be upgraded starting on August 22, 2023, exactly seven months after it began progressively introducing the function to more users in January 2023. The modifications are a part of CEO Mark Zuckerberg's "privacy-focused vision for social networking," which he outlined in 2019. However, since then, the plan has been delayed by a year due to substantial technological difficulties read more Meta Set to Enable Default End-to-End Encryption on Messenger by Year End. Stay informed with the best cybersecurity news ...
Google Messages Getting Cross Platform End-to-End Encryption with MLS Protocol
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Google Messages Getting Cross Platform End-to-End Encryption with MLS Protocol

Google has declared its intention to enable Message Layer Security (MLS) in its open source implementation of the specification and its Messages service for Android. According to Giles Hogben, privacy engineering director at Google, "the majority of modern consumer messaging platforms (including Google Messages) support end-to-end encryption, but users today are restricted to communicating with contacts who use the same platform." This is the reason Google vigorously backs legislative initiatives that demand interoperability for major end-to-end communications services. The change occurred shortly after the IETF released RFC 9420, the basic specification of the Messaging Layer Security read more Google Messages Getting Cross Platform End-to-End Encryption with MLS Protocol. Stay ...