Microsoft Removes Encryption Hassles

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If you are a Microsoft customer and use Office 365, then you may not have noticed the new message encryption which went live in February. Since that time, it has been used to protect the content of more than a million emails.

Sounds good, but what if you are not a Microsoft customer? Or what if you have a Microsoft account but don’t want to sign into your account just to receive an encrypted message? Until recently, you actually had to establish a Microsoft account and sign into it before you could view the encrypted message.

Now, however, in response to feedback from customers, Microsoft has removed that requirement and added One-Time Passcode capability. With this feature, everyone, regardless of whether or not they have a Microsoft account, is given the option to view their message without signing in by using a one-time passcode.

Hurrah to Microsoft for removing some of the hassles associated with encryption! You can track the complete list of features for Office 365 Message Encryption here: Office 365 Roadmap.

Source: CIO


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