System could secure data by encrypting it before it leaves your computer.
A new platform for building Web applications, called Mylar
, aims to provide encryption services that activate on your computer before data ever moves to a server.
Created by MIT researchers and the Meteor Development Group, Mylar is a redesign of the architecture of Web applications that aims to protect confidential data against attacks. Data is encrypted in your Web browser before it goes to a server, and it is only decrypted on a computer on the other end. As MIT researcher and co-developer of the platform Raluca Popa explained, "There's really no trusting a server."