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TLS 1.3 gets early adoption boost through CloudFlare

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Sep 20, 2016.

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    Website security and performance vendor CloudFlare has made the newest version of the TLS secure communications protocol available to all of its customers.

    The TLS (Transport Layer Security) 1.3 specification is yet to be finalized by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the body that develops internet standards. However, the protocol is already supported in beta versions of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, and it's being hailed as an important step forward in securing internet communications.

    TLS 1.3 removes some cryptographic algorithms present in TLS 1.2 that are known to be vulnerable. This makes it easier for server administrators to deploy secure-by-default HTTPS configurations. HTTPS (HTTP Secure) is a mix between HTTP and TLS.

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