(The Hosting News) – Yahoo has increased its efforts to secure user data from snooping eyes by fully encrypting its data centers and making its services more secure.
Yahoo Chief Information Security Officer, Alex Stamos, announced on Wednesday that as of March 31st, all information transmitted from one Yahoo data center to another is fully encrypted, making it more difficult for hackers to gain access to user’s private information.
“Our goal is to encrypt our entire platform for all users at all time, by default,” says Stamos. “One of our biggest areas of focus in the coming months is to work with and encourage thousands of our partners across all of Yahoo’s hundreds of global properties to make sure that any data that is running on our network is secure.”
Other security measures made by the Internet giant include the encryption of Yahoo Mail, https encryption on the Yahoo homepage, and the release of a new version of its messaging service.
Additionally, Yahoo News, Sports, Finance, and Good Morning America can be encrypted by typing https in the URL in the web browser.
“Our broader mission is to not only make Yahoo secure, but improve the security of the overall web ecosystem.”