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Fwd: W3C launches Web Cryptography Working Group

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 13:09:46 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKaEYh+O0pau7PNetUjtZ5aGCsAo_bGNrzbOeAYr_JevQXMi6w@mail.gmail.com>
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From: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@w3.org>
Date: 9 April 2012 23:39
Subject: W3C launches Web Cryptography Working Group
To: "public-identity@w3.org" <public-identity@w3.org>


Everyone - thanks for all the feedback and work since the Workshop, we're
finally launching:

  W3C launched today a new Web Cryptography Working Group, whose
  mission is to define an API that lets developers implement
  secure application protocols on the level of Web applications,
  including message confidentiality and authentication services,
  by exposing trusted cryptographic primitives from the browser.
  Web application developers will no longer have to create their
  own or use untrusted third-party libraries for cryptographic
  primitives. This will improve security on the Web. Some of the
  chartered use cases for this API include:

  http://www.w3.org/2012/**webcrypto/ <http://www.w3.org/2012/webcrypto/>
  http://www.w3.org/2011/11/**webcryptography-charter<http://www.w3.org/2011/11/webcryptography-charter>
    * The ability to select credentials and sign statements can
      be necessary to perform high-value transactions such as
      those involved in finance, corporate security, and
      identity-related claims about personal data.
    * The provisioning and use of keys within Web applications
      can be used for scenarios such as increasing the security
      of user authentication and determining whether a particular
      device is authenticated for particular services.
    * The ability to check source integrity before executing
      Javascript code previously stored in local storage.

  Learn more about the Security Activity.

  http://www.w3.org/Security/**Activity<http://www.w3.org/Security/Activity>
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