Secure Messaging - History

History

  • 1965: Mainframe computer users are able to exchange messages.
  • 1982: Standard for (D)ARPA internet text messages (RFC822) is adopted: different email systems can communicate with each other.
  • 1983: Development of the Internet Protocol
  • 1991: Phil Zimmermann creates PGP in 1991, a first generation for secure mail communication.
  • 1999: Launch of browser based internet banking at UBS AG (Union Bank of Switzerland) with the advent of strong cryptography in industry standard browsers.
  • 2001: Google indexes more than 1 Billion internet pages: highly complex information can be found easily
  • 2002: Introduction of strong authentication in internet banking (UBS Switzerland) to prevent identity fraud.
  • 2005: More than 1 Billion internet users: most people in industrial countries can be reached via the internet

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