After the wide chain of scandals over US global snooping that seriously damaged the trust on the top U.S. Tech companies, Google and Yahoo! came forward and took initiative to provide more secure, encrypted and NSA-proofed service in an effort to gain their reputation again among its users.
Perfect Forward Secrecy is an encryption technique that uses randomly generated encryption key for each connection on a per-session basis, making it even more difficult for cyber attackers to decrypt the connections.
“Over the past six months, we have been working across the industry to further protect and help ensure your mail remains protected,” said Thomlinson. “This includes working closely with several international providers throughout our implementation, including, Deutsche Telekom, Yandex and Mail.Ru to test and help ensure that mail stays encrypted in transit to and from each email service.”
“It provides useful utility functions, such as endianness management and conversion routines. The big integer library is likely to change in future releases. There are also unit tests and some sample code.” Microsoft said.