Microsoft has announced it is adding new encryption support for its OneDrive cloud storage service and its Outlook.com email website, along with the opening of its first Transparency Center.
For OneDrive, Microsoft says it is adding Perfect Forward Secrecy (PFS) encryption support. The company stated that this system will be available via the OneDrive.com website, along with its mobile apps, such as the iOS version, and sync clients. Microsoft said this added level of security for files will make it "more difficult for attackers to decrypt connections between their systems and OneDrive."
Outlook.com users will also get PFS support from now on, along with Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption. Microsoft says, "This means that when you send an email to someone, your email is encrypted and thus better protected as it travels between Microsoft and other email providers."
Finally, the company announced that it has opened its first government Transparency Center in its Redmond, Washington campus. The center has been created to give government agencies a way to review the source code for many of Microsoft's software products in order to show them there are no security issues or "back doors" that might compromise their use. Microsoft plans to open other such Transparency Centers in other locations worldwide.
What do you think about this new move by Microsoft to add new encryption support for OneDrive and Outlook.com?
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