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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

인터넷 세상은 안전하지 않은 HTTP 에서 보다 더 안전한 HTTPS 프로토콜으로 대부분 옮겨갔습니다. 서버에서 당신의 브라우저로 웹페이지를 가져다주기 위해 모든 웹 서버들은 이러한 두 가지 프로토콜 중 하나를 사용합니다. 하이퍼텍스트 전송 통신규약(HTTP)은 그 내용을 중간에서 가로채거나 몰래 엿볼 수 있게끔 하는 심각한 문제점들을 가지고 있습니다. 하이퍼텍스트 보안 전송 통신규약(HTTPS)은 이러한...

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

Voting Machine Standard Generates Controversy

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
today urged a technical association to stop balloting on a
flawed proposal for an electronic voting machine standard.
EFF invited concerned parties to write letters to the
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
(IEEE), requesting an...

Security Researchers Discover Huge Flaws in E-Voting System

San Francisco - In response to today's release of research
about critical security flaws in e-voting systems, the
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged immediate passage
of e-voting legislation to prevent election fraud.

Security researchers at Johns Hopkins University and Rice
University announced today that they have...

Electronic Frontier Foundation Issues E-Voting Alert

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation issued an
action alert this week warning that electronic voting
machines installed without a verifiable paper audit trail
and open source software programming are vulnerable to
election fraud.

"Touchscreen voting machines can increase accessibility for
people with disabilities,...

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