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MIME object security service (MOSS)

MIME Object Security Service (MOSS) is an IP protocol for end-to-end encryption and digital signature for Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) message content. MOSS is more of a framework than a standard for formatting a MIME message.

MOSS uses symmetric encryption for content and asymmetric encryption for key transmissionand signature. For the digital signature, MOSS uses the multipart signing and multipart encryption framework of the MIME protocol. The services reside at the application layer and support end-to-end encryption( E2EE) between communication partners.

The MOSS protocol is described in RFC 1848 and is intended to succeed Privacy Enhanced Mail( PEM).

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Englisch: MIME object security service - MOSS
Updated at: 26.10.2017
#Words: 97
Links: multipurpose Internet mail extensions (MIME), intelligent peripheral (IP), protocol, encryption (ENC), digital signature (DSig)
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