LEAP: A Next-Generation Client VPN and Encrypted Email Provider
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- Sparrow E., Halpin H., Kaneko K., Pollan R. (2016) LEAP: A Next-Generation Client VPN and Encrypted Email Provider. In: Foresti S., Persiano G. (eds) Cryptology and Network Security. CANS 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10052. Springer, Cham
As demonstrated by the revelations of Edward Snowden on the extent of pervasive surveillance, one pressing danger is in the vast predominance of unencrypted messages, due to the influence of the centralizing silos such as Microsoft, Facebook, and Google. We present the threat model and architectural design of the LEAP platform and client applications, which currently provisions opportunistic email encryption combined with a VPN tunnel and cross-device synchronization.