Major security milestones announced: More protection for Outlook.com, OneDrive and the opening of the first Microsoft Transparency Center

In a blog post Tuesday, Matt Thomlinson, vice president of Trustworthy Computing Security for Microsoft, has announced two important milestones that honor the company’s commitments to security and more transparency: more protection for emails and the opening of the first Microsoft Transparency Center.

Outlook.com is now further protected by Transport Layer Security, or TLS, encryption for both outbound and inbound email. In addition to the availability of TLS, Outlook.com has also enabled Perfect Forward Secrecy (PFS) encryption support for sending and receiving mail between email providers.

Also, OneDrive has now enabled PFS encryption support. OneDrive customers now automatically get forward secrecy when accessing OneDrive through onedrive.live.com, our mobile OneDrive application and our sync clients.

Finally, the Microsoft Transparency Center in Redmond, Washington will be the first of a number of regional centers that will provide participating governments with the ability to review source code for Microsoft’s key products to confirm the software’s integrity and that there are no “back doors.” 

Read the rest of Thomlinson’s post about these milestones on Microsoft on the Issues.

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Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff