CNET también está disponible en español.

Ir a español

Don't show this again

Tech Industry

Short Take: IETF to work on S/MIME

A new working group within the Internet Engineering Task Force has been approved to create a secure email standard based on RSA Data Security's S/MIME specifications. However, the working group will add language to include non-RSA encryption algorithms. The move means S/MIME is formally back on the IETF standards track, joining another secure email specification called openPGP, based on Pretty Good Privacy technology.

    A new working group within the Internet Engineering Task Force has been approved to create a secure email standard based on RSA Data Security's S/MIME specifications. However, the working group will add language to include non-RSA encryption algorithms. The move means S/MIME is formally back on the IETF standards track, joining another secure email specification called openPGP, based on Pretty Good Privacy technology.