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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

웹은 현재 비보안 HTTP에서 보안 HTTPS 프로토콜로 바뀌는 거대한 흐름의 중간 지점에 있습니다. 모든 웹 서버는 HTTP와 HTTPS 중 하나의 프로토콜을 이용하여 서버에서 브라우저로 웹 페이지를 전송합니다. HTTP는 콘텐츠가 중간에서 가로채지거나 도청당할 수 있는 심각한 문제가 있습니다. HTTPS는 이 문제를 대부분 해결해줍니다. 때문에 EFF와 우리와 마음이 맞는 다른 지지자들은 웹...

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

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A Year of Action in Support of the Black-Led Movement Against Police Violence and Racism

“Black lives matter on the streets. Black lives matter on the internet.” A year ago, EFF’s Executive Director, Cindy Cohn, shared these words in EFF's statement about the police killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. Cindy spoke for all of us in committing EFF to redouble its efforts...

Cat Astronaut Soars Through Cyberspace, Leaving a Glowing Rainbow Trail

Security Tips for Online LGBTQ+ Dating

Dating is risky. Aside from the typical worries of possible rejection or lack of romantic chemistry, LGBTQIA people often have added safety considerations to keep in mind. Sometimes staying in the proverbial closet is a matter of personal security. Even if someone is open with their community about being LGBTQ+,...

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Van Buren is a Victory Against Overbroad Interpretations of the CFAA, and Protects Security Researchers

The Supreme Court’s Van Buren decision today overturned a dangerous precedent and clarified the notoriously ambiguous meaning of “exceeding authorized access” in the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the federal computer crime law that’s been misused to prosecute beneficial and important online activity. The decision is a victory...

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