German service pays tribute to LavabitBy Phil Muncaster, 16 Apr 2014 Lavaboom, a German-based and supposedly NSA-proof email service, will go into private beta this week. Its mission is to spread the Edward Snowden gospel by making encrypted email accessible to all.
Although it has been referred to in various parts of the interwebs as an heir to Lavabit, the now-defunct encrypted email service used by Snowden, the new service's name is a tribute to its predecessor and nothing more.
Lavaboom is a free service with a 500MB mailbox limit made secure by three main principles: end-to-end encryption; “zero-knowledge privacy”; and “three-way authentication”.
The firm said its aim is to make encryption as “simple as sending regular email” so anyone can use it.
Three-way authentication is offered for Lavaboom’s “more security conscious users” as follows:
Well, it seems like only yesterday that @explanoit was posting his feature suggestion for Two-way authentication...and here we have the next level up already underway...talk about a 'fast moving world'...LOL