Twitter improves its site encryption with new forward secrecy protocol

Twitter improves its site encryption with new forward secrecy protocol

Twitter today announced it has enabled forward secrecy on twitter.com, api.twitter.com, and mobile.twitter.com. The protocol, which lies on top of HTTPS encryption, should protect Twitter traffic from being decrypted even if hackers manage to get the company’s private keys.

Going forward, Twitter will use the Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman (ECDHE) key exchange method. You can hit up the link below for all the juicy technical details of the change.

➀ Forward Secrecy at Twitter

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