Web Enabling Encryption

One of the major security problems is that data on the web often runs naked. This is due to two reasons – 1)the HTTPS protocol can be   more difficult and costly to implement and  2)there is a notable performance hit to be taken in most situations. Network World is reporting work done at Stanford University that would embed encryption at the lowest TCP layer a)without incurring a large performance hit and b)without incurring huge development penalties. Well worth the intro read here at Network World and the surprisingly accessible Stanford-led original paper here.

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