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    Default Apple Now Encrypting iCloud Emails

    Okay, looks like multiple stories are reporting emails between not just iCloud accounts, but between other providers, are being encrypted now. I verified myself via Google's transparency site. The stories also note they're not using AES, but using RC4, a much weaker protocol. Every time I'm encouraged by Apple thinking smarter about Internet security, they take half steps toward good solutions. I also remember they were one of the last large web-based email providers to switch to SSL encryption in the browser; another time they let their SSL certificate expire.

    Safer email ? Transparency Report ? Google
    Apple begins encrypting iCloud email sent between providers | 9to5Mac
    Apple Now Encrypting iCloud Email Sent Between Providers | MacTrast
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    Quote Originally Posted by impaler View Post
    Okay, looks like multiple stories are reporting emails between not just iCloud accounts, but between other providers, are being encrypted now. I verfieid myself via Google's transparency site. The stories also note they're not using AES, but using RC4, a much weaker protocol. Every time I'm encouraged by Apple thinking smarter about Internet security, they take half steps toward good solutions. I also remember they were one of the last large web-based email providers to switch to SSL encryption in the browser; another time they let their SSL certificate expire.

    Safer email ? Transparency Report ? Google
    Apple begins encrypting iCloud email sent between providers | 9to5Mac
    Apple Now Encrypting iCloud Email Sent Between Providers | MacTrast
    Well there's a lot of food for thought here....
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    No Encryption can be used that the NSA can't crack...
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    Default Re: Apple Now Encrypting iCloud Emails

    Quote Originally Posted by hydrogen3 View Post
    No Encryption can be used that the NSA can't crack...
    I think NSA is not the primary reason for encryption, although it's popular in the news lately. It's designed also for those snooping or sniffing connections in public places. I'm far more worried about some 12 year old hacker than the government.
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