MIT creates a system to “PRISM-proof” websites

  • 26 March 2014
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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."
 
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