“Last month Apple confirmed that it would soon beef up encryption for iCloud email following a report detailing security flaws in major email services,” Jordan Kahn reports for 9to5Mac.
“While Apple previously encrypted emails sent between its own iCloud customers, now the company has enabled encryption for emails in transit between services iCloud and third-party services for me.com and mac.com email addresses,” Kahn reports. “The change is documented on Google’s transparency website that shows the percentage of emails encrypted in transit for both inbound and outbound email exchanges.”
Kahn reports, “The change is a welcomed one for users following several media reports noting that Apple was one of the last global email providers based in the US not providing encryption for email between providers. However, there are already reports that Apple’s method of encryption might not be as secure as security experts hoped.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]