Google is now dealing with an ultimate security feature that will create an end-to-end encryption that will be in Google Chrome soon. This will probably be the best encryption available in the market.
End-to-end encryption is capable of stopping anybody who spy on your emails. Google will convert your emails into jumbled code and only the trusted person on the other end is capable of accessing the plain text of the email.
Hackers no longer have any chance to exploit your account and even the National Security doesn’t stand a chance. Ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden used this type of encryption to communicate with journalist before he appeared on public last year with damning information revealing the degree of U.S government surveillance. It is the one being used by spies and that’s how good it is.
For the meantime, End-to-end is not yet available for everyone. A blog post shows Google’s announcement about its public testing phase. After this stage, users can finally download and install the app into your Google Chrome Web browser. Once you use this browser, it will work with any Web-based email provider.
Google product manager Stephan Somogyi said that they recognize this type of encryption that can only work for very sensitive messages or by those who need added protection. Stephan is Google’s product manager who oversees security and privacy. The company hopes that En-to-end extension will be able to provide users a much quicker and easier service to get extra security they needed.
Super encryption work in a manner that you are like sending a sensitive letter by mail. Then you can’t just lick and seal the envelope. There is a greater chance that postal workers will open it but they can’t open a lock.
Or if your friends gave you an open padlock and he keeps the key then you receive his lock and you decided to use it to lock a mail you placed inside the box. You sent it. Now only your friend has the ability to open it with his private key because even you secured it on your own, the key is still in his possession.
You send it. Now only he can open it with his private key, which never left his possession.
The same with Google, they will share you their locks but not the keys. End-to-end encryption is believed to be tamper-proof.
This move is another way of beefing up Silicon Valley’s tech giants’ security about last year’s revelation that U.S government is gathering emails and phone calls without authority.
Google will let you share locks — but never keys. So far, End-to-End encryption