[Author’s note: As I write this in October, the second massive denial of service attack in two weeks threatening to take down significant sections of the internet has just ended. Could full implementation of Operation Safety-Net have prevented this?
Over the past few years, the Pervasive Monitoring SIG within M3AAWG has worked to educate members and the community at large about better practices for message encryption and data privacy. Messaging abuse, such as Man-in-the-Middle attacks, continues to threaten end-users and make confidential personal and business data more accessible to cybercriminals. After the revelations made by various whistleblowers around the world, we now know that we’re being watched at an ever-increasing rate, and even if we believe we’re innocent, our privacy could be violated without just cause. read more