Microsoft boosts ENCRYPTION in Outlook.com, OneDrive

Microsoft is making good on the promises they made last December, when they announced that they will – among other things – strengthen the encryption of customer data across their networks and services, including Outlook.com, Office 365, SkyDrive and Windows Azure. Matt Thomlinson, VP of Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Security, has disclosed on Tuesday that Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Perfect Forward Secrecy (PFS) encryption support has been added to Outlook.com, for both outbound and inbound email. He noted that TLS works well only if other email service provider support it, and has shared that Microsoft has been working with several international providers such as Deutsche Telekom, Yandex and Mail.Ru to test the feature. <more>

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