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Computer security and the lack of computer security is a fundamental issue that underpins much of how the Internet does (and doesn't) function. Many of the policy issues that EFF works on are linked to security in deep ways including privacy and anonymity, DRM, censorship, and network neutrality.

EFF works directly on a wide range of security issues including increased deployment of cryptographic protocols through projects like HTTPS Everywhere and Certbot; improving the security of those protocols with the SSL Observatory; offering legal assistance to researchers through our Coders' Rights Project; offering practical security advice to activists through the surveillance self-defense project; directly auditing open source codebases; and working on the development of new security standards.

Security Highlights

Encrypting the Web

The web is in the middle of a massive change from non-secure HTTP to the more secure HTTPS protocol. All web servers use one of these two protocols to get web pages from the server to your browser. HTTP has serious problems that make it vulnerable to eavesdropping and content...

Coders' Rights Project

EFF's Coders' Rights Project protects programmers and developers engaged in cutting-edge exploration of technology. Security and encryption researchers help build a safer future for all of us using digital technologies, but too many legitimate researchers face serious legal challenges that prevent or inhibit their work. These challenges come from laws...

Security Updates

HTTPS Is Actually Everywhere

For more than 10 years, EFF’s HTTPS Everywhere browser extension has provided a much-needed service to users: encrypting their browser communications with websites and making sure they benefit from the protection of HTTPS wherever possible. Since we started offering HTTPS Everywhere, the battle to ...

A plane flies a banner over Apple’s Cupertino, Calif., headquarters during the company’s iPhone launch event on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. It is part of an Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) campaign demanding Apple drop its planned iPhone surveillance

Por qué la EFF hizo volar un avión sobre la sede de Apple

Desde hace un mes, organizaciones de libertades civiles y derechos humanos, investigadores y clientes han exigido a Apple que cancele su plan de instalar un software de escaneo de fotos en los dispositivos. Este software supone un enorme peligro para la privacidad y la seguridad. Apple ha escuchado el mensaje...

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