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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

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Encrypting the Web

The web has largely switched 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 hijacking. HTTPS fixes most of...

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

Coalition Against Stalkerware Named J.D. Falk Award Winner for Raising Awareness About and Helping Victims of Malicious Spying Apps

San Francisco—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is thrilled to announce that the Coalition Against Stalkerware, co-founded by Cybersecurity Director Eva Galperin and leading antivirus companies and victim support groups, has received the J.D. Falk Award for its work raising awareness, increasing detection, and combating the spread of malware used for...

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

لماذا طيّرت مؤسسة الجبهة الإلكترونية طائرة فوق مقر شركة أبل Apple

طالب عدد من منظمات الحريات المدنية وحقوق الإنسان والباحثون/ات والعملاء الشهر الماضي، شركة أبل Appleبإلغاء خطتها لتثبيت برنامج لمسح الصور على أجهزتها. حيث يشكل هذا البرنامج خطرا كبيرا على الخصوصية والأمان. بلغت شركة أبل Apple الرسالة، فأعلنت أنها ستؤخر العمل بالبرنامج للتشاور مع مجموعات مختلفة حول تأثيره. ولكن لإعادة...

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