IT News — Facebook has bolstered the default encryption settings for more than one billion users of its popular WhatsApp messaging service so that all messages will now be accessible only to the sender and recipient. The update arrives amid a heightened international debate over how much access law enforcement should have to digital communications and follows a high-profile showdown between Apple and the FBI over an iPhone linked to one of the San Bernardino shooters.
Networks Asia — Most websites and email servers today use SSL or TLS to create an encrypted connection, to protect sensitive information sent across the internet from hackers and identity thieves. An SSL certificate is used to encrypt the information so that it remains encrypted and unreadable until it reaches the destination server and intended recipient. Now, many of the world’s most visited sites, such as Facebook and Youtube, encrypt web communications and SSL traffic accounts for a significant and growing portion of enterprise traffic.
Network Asia — AliCloud, Alibaba Group’s cloud computing arm, has announced strategic partnerships to support start-ups and develop cloud solutions for secure data communications through quantum cryptography. AliCloud and Hon Hai’s Foxconn Technology Group have revealed a collaboration to foster small, medium and micro enterprise (SMME) success.