Critical Flaws in PGP and S/MIME Tools Can Reveal Encrypted Emails in Plaintext

An important warning for people using widely used email encryption tools—PGP and S/MIME—for sensitive communication.

A team of European security researchers has released a warning about a set of critical vulnerabilities discovered in PGP and S/Mime encryption tools that could reveal your encrypted emails in plaintext.

What’s worse? The vulnerabilities also impact encrypted emails you sent in the past.

PGP, or Pretty Good Privacy, is an open source end-to-end encryption standard used to encrypt emails in a way that no one, not even the company, government, or cyber criminals, can spy on your communication.

S/MIME, Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions, is an asymmetric cryptography-based technology that allows users to send digitally signed and encrypted emails. ..Read More..

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