Although since last June had not heard from him, the plugin End-to-end to Google for encrypting emails in Chrome is more alive than ever. In fact, just yesterday its source code was uploaded to GitHub, a popular platform for collaborative control for the review and development of software, confirming the commitment of Google to remain an open source project .
End-to-end will be devoted to encrypt messages we send via e-mail directly from our computer issuer, deciphering the receiver then no one can see our content along the way. The extension makes use of OpenPGP, a library used by many encryption tools and could also work with other web mail providers.
This new alpha version of the plugin will include the first fruits of the announced collaboration between Alex Stamos, security chief Yahoo Inc. and Google to get the project. In addition, the Wikiproject start also include information for both developers and Privacy any researcher interested in wanting to know the details of how it works.
Still Stephan Somogyi, project manager, says the plugin still is not ready to be included in the Chrome Web Store , which launched only when Google is satisfied with the usability of their distribution mechanisms and key management. Therefore, it seems that we have to wait a while before they can start testing.