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Twitter implements new encryption using Perfect Forward Secrecy

     

bill

3:01 am on Nov 23, 2013 (gmt 0)

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https://blog.twitter.com/2013/forward-secrecy-at-twitter-0 [blog.twitter.com]

Forward Secrecy at Twitter

As part of our continuing effort to keep our users’ information as secure as possible, we’re happy to announce that we recently enabled forward secrecy for traffic on twitter.com, api.twitter.com, and mobile.twitter.com. On top of the usual confidentiality and integrity properties of HTTPS, forward secrecy adds a new property. If an adversary is currently recording all Twitter users’ encrypted traffic, and they later crack or steal Twitter’s private keys, they should not be able to use those keys to decrypt the recorded traffic. As the Electronic Frontier Foundation points out, this type of protection is increasingly important on today’s Internet.
 

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