Google is set to adopt Message Layer Security protocol for its Messages app for Android in a bid to advance end-to-end encryption across different platforms, The Hacker News reports.
"Most modern consumer messaging platforms (including Google Messages) support end-to-end encryption, but users today are limited to communicating with contacts who use the same platform. This is why Google is strongly supportive of regulatory efforts that require interoperability for large end-to-end messaging platforms," said Google Privacy Engineering Director Giles Hogben.
Prior to Google, support for the MLS protocol, which had its core specification recently issued by the Internet Engineering Task Force, has already been expressed by Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Mozilla, and other organizations.
"MLS builds on the best lessons of the current generation of security protocols. Like the widely used Double Ratchet protocol, MLS allows for asynchronous operation and provides advanced security features such as post-compromise security. And, like TLS 1.3, MLS provides robust authentication," said the IETF.
Ontario's perinatal, newborn, and child registry Better Outcomes Registry & Network had sensitive data from nearly 3.4 million individuals compromised in late May as a result of the widespread MOVEit hack conducted by the Cl0p ransomware operation, reports BleepingComputer.
Major U.S. consumer product leasing firm Progressive Leasing has disclosed that some of its systems have been impacted by a cyberattack that resulted in the significant compromise of personally identifiable information belonging to its customers and other individuals, according to The Record, a news site by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future.
T-Mobile has denied being impacted by a cyberattack in April that compromised employee information after VX-Underground reported that it had been notified by threat actors of the attack, which occurred immediately after the telecommunications provider was breached in March, according to The Record, a news site by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future.