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Yahoo Search becomes more Safer with automatic encryption

Posted January 27, 2014

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Yahoo has announced the implementation of automatic encryption of its major products. From now on, all of your searches done through Yahoo’s home page will be automatically routed through a secure server. Announcing the https encryption implementation for Q1 2014, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said — “We’ve worked hard over the years to earn our users’ trust and we fight hard to preserve it. As you know, there have been a number of reports over the last six months about the U.S. government secretly accessing user data without the knowledge of tech companies, including Yahoo. I want to reiterate what we have said in the past: Yahoo has never given access to our data centers to the NSA or to any other government agency. Ever.”

Yahoo had earlier  announced that it will make Yahoo Mail more secure by introducing https (SSL – Secure Sockets Layer) encryption with a 2048-bit key across its network by January 8, 2014. From now on almost all the Yahoo products will be encrypted. Below are some of the details announced by Ms.Mayer :

  • Encrypt all information that moves between our data centers by the end of Q1 2014;
  • Offer users an option to encrypt all data flow to/from Yahoo by the end of Q1 2014;
  • Work closely with our international Mail partners to ensure that Yahoo co-branded Mail accounts are https-enabled.



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