Από σήμερα, οι λογαριασμοί του Outlook.com θα προστατεύονται με TLS (Transport Layer security) για τα εισερχόμενα και τα εξερχόμενα μηνύματα ηλεκτρονικού post officey, which means that all messages will be automatically encrypted as they pass between Microsoft's servers and the recipient, if using TLS.
The company says this particular operation was made possible after intensive testing by other international mail services such as Deutsche Telekom, Yandex and Mail.Ru, which conducted the tests to see if the emails were actually encrypted.
Την ίδια στιγμή, η υπηρεσία Outlook.com απέκτησε PFS (Perfect Forward Secrecy), το οποίο προσθέτει ένα νέο επίπεδο προστασίας κατά την Mission και λήψη μηνυμάτων ηλεκτρονικού ταχυδρομείου από ένα account Microsoft.
“το Perfect Forward Secrecy χρησιμοποιεί διαφορετικά κλειδιά κρυπτογράφησης για κάθε connection, καθιστώντας πιο δύσκολο στους επιτιθέμενους να αποκρυπτογραφήσουν τις συνδέσεις,” εξηγεί η εταιρεία.
OneDrive cloud service also has PFS encryption as of today, as revealed by Microsoft, which means that everyone who stores files in the cloud will have increased protection when entering the service, not only through the web interface but also through the mobile applications.
Microsoft also announced the launch of a transparency center that is supposed to allow stakeholders to analyze the source code of its various products, including the Windows operating system (but also Skype), to make sure there are no hidden backdoors. This is clearly supposed to come as a measure to combat recent claims that Microsoft has been developing secret code in its software to spy on its users and that it has cooperated with US agencies in this.