jueves, 22 de noviembre de 2012

Open letter to Marissa Mayer: HTTPS for all Yahoo! communications services now!

After the celebrated appointment of Marisa Mayer as CEO of Yahoo!, the new leadership has the opportunity to fix an urgent matter: Yahoo! Mail is the only major web-based e-mail service that continues to rely on insecure connections. Google enabled default Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS), a widely used communications protocol that allows secure communication over a computer network, on its GMail service in early 2010, and Microsoft followed suit for its Hotmail service in July 2011.

Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer. Photo by SDK under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike License.

To accelerate the process, on November 13, 2012, an open letter from 26 security experts, advocates and human rights activists was sent to Mayer, urging her to act as quickly as possible to secure user trust and safety by taking the “long overdue step” of deploying HTTPS encryption for all Yahoo! communications services.

Fuente. advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org

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