Last week's revelations that the NSA may be able to decrypt most of the traffic on the internet sent shockwaves through the global community. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption was thought to provide a secure and virtually impenetrable "tunnel" for sensitive internet traffic, such as credit card data or confidential client documents; the NSA, however, has reportedly circumvented the security of SSL connections through a combination of brute-strength computing power and a network of "back doors" inserted into the equipment and algorithms that provide SSL security.
These code-breaking capabilities have left many users of cloud-based services asking if traffic they . . . [more]