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Google, Yahoo & Microsoft Among Tech Firms Teaming Up to Make Email More Secure

Engineers from Google, Yahoo, Comcast, Microsoft, LinkedIn and 1&1 Mail & Media Development have teamed up to make email more secure. The group has submitted a new proposal to the Internet Engineering Task Force that will protect emails in transit from hackers who impersonate the destination server or break SSL through attacks. The new approach will automatically check if the destination supports encryption and if a certificate is valid before sending an email to a domain that supports SMTP.

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