updated 02:50 pm EDT, Tue July 18, 2006
Free encryption for email
freiheit.com today announced its new, free service that enables the encryption of e-mails when used with Google Mail, Yahoo! Mail und Hotmail/MSN. The encryption application, freenigma, is based on Web 2.0 technology (Ajax) and can be integrated into any webmail program as a Firefox extension. Google Mail, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail/MSN are the first to be supported, but plug-ins are also planned for Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes and mobile devices. freenigma is platform-independent software that runs in a Firefox browser under GNU/Linux, Mac OS X or Microsoft Windows XP. The company said that it will provide an open application programming interface (OpenAPI) to allow software developers to extend freenigma and integrate it into their own applications. freenigma, which will be launched as a free software service available worldwide, will be available as a public beta at the beginning of August.