Register: The cleverest clogs of MIT have squared up to the NSA after claiming to have developed a PRISM-proof encryption system. Dubbed Mylar, the spook-bane allows devs to build web applications which are protected from attackers, even if they have access to the server that stores the software. Its creators were upset that anyone who had access to a server, be they “an attacker, a curious administrator, or a government”, were able to run riot through the data stored on there.
“You don’t notice any difference, but your data gets encrypted using your password inside your browser before it goes to the server,” saidRaluca Popa, the MIT researcher who designed Mylar. “If the government asks the company for your data, the server doesn’t have the ability to give unencrypted data.”