Tech giants Google and Yahoo have clubbed hands to launch a joint encrypted email system by next year that will be more secure and safe to access.
Yahoo on Thursday announced that it has teamed by with its biggest rival Google to bring a safe electronic mailing system that would not allow any form of breach by the hackers and keep the personal credentials and government data secure.
The new mailing system will also remain inaccessible by email providers and the contents of any account will remain accessible by its user only.
Tech experts have varied opinion about the possibility of any such mailing system that are hacker-free but both the technology leaders seem to have pulled up their sleeves for the mission.
The insiders say the companies would be developing a tool based on PGP encryption, which will be an optional feature for the users. This will allow encryption of the information from messages and not the subject line or sender/receiver’s email ids.
PGP encryption comes with many advantages. It is a popular computer program for encrypting and decrypting of data. It provides cryptographic privacy to the users as the authentication for data communication is completely dependent on the user. There is no password reset facility in PGP. Instead it uses a public key system in which every user has a unique encryption key that would be stored on their private laptops, tablets and smartphones.
The PGP may be tiresome software for the users as it requires plenty of steps to send even short emails.
Amid Edward Snowden snooping row and incidences of internet surveillance by government agencies, the new email system comes as a blessing for the genuine internet users whose private online credentials remain at stake in absence of such secure gateways.