Privacy: Major Flaw Found in Secure Email Tech PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) and S/MIME
From the BBC:
PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) is a data encryption method sometimes added to programs that send and receive email.
Details about the vulnerability were released by the Suddeutsche Zeitung newspaper prior to a scheduled embargo.
Previously, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) had advised immediately disabling email tools that automatically decrypted PGP.
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See Also: Critical PGP and S/MIME bugs can reveal encrypted emails—uninstall now [Updated] (via ars technica)
Not So Pretty: What You Need to Know About E-Fail and the PGP Flaw (via EFF)
Attention PGP Users: New Vulnerabilities Require You To Take Action Now (via EFF)
From group that discovered vulnerability.
EFAIL describes vulnerabilities in the end-to-end encryption technologies OpenPGP and S/MIME that leak the plaintext of encrypted emails.
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