Major flaw in PGP (Pretty Good Privacy)

Security breach in PGP unsplash-logoSamuel Zeller

Who can turn to when the "big" security fails?

When using a computer program supposedly very reliable and secure, we expect that our information is in good hands. It's like reminders of cars that we said were almost invincible ... we are surprised and we become suspicious.

That's what happened with the Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) program, which encrypts e-mails and confidential documents. PGP was recognized as one of the most reliable cryptographic encryption software since the 1990s.

However, a major break was detected a few days ago. If you are the user, be aware that the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the leading watchdog for preserving civil liberties on the Internet, has recommended uninstalling or disabling the tools that decrypt their messages with PGP.

Although the fault has been repaired, PGP's reputation is tainted. It must be said that the attack is still major: the hacker can manage to decrypt emails cached or sent in recent years. The only criterion to get there: having already exchanged encrypted messages with the person concerned.

Turn to innovative solutions

The protection of confidential information should be the priority of all. So much damage can be caused by attacks that could have been avoided!

Secure Exchanges makes a point of making impossible this type of faults.

With Secure Exchanges, not only is the information encrypted, but it does not reside on the e-mail server. In addition, it is automatically destroyed after a certain period or a certain number of openings. The new version of Secure Exchanges even offers the possibility of transmitting a credit card number in a completely secure way.

The extra layer of security

How to make sure that the security solution is optimal? We are talking here about a slightly more technical term, but one that can help you make an informed choice between two seemingly similar technologies: opt for a point-to-point encrypted message transmission, that is to say only recipient is able to read the information received. That makes all the difference.

A secure vault rather than the e-mail box

Even if you ask for a password and a username to the recipient, it is still possible that these "keys" are stolen. Yes, the information is encrypted on the server, but you are not completely safe. Be aware that the contents of an email inbox is on the web, so vulnerable to attack.

Secure Exchanges is currently working on developing a secure vault where it would be possible to file any confidential document safe from cyberpirates. Imagine, a 100% safe space for all the secret files of your company. Here is a solution that allows you to sleep on your 2 ears! After all, an email box should not be where you keep your personal information, just as you do not leave your letters open in your mailbox for years!

Imagine an ultra-secure vault that only you can open ... on the assumption that pirates are generally lazy, they will not dare to bother for a long time on your case!

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