10. august marks the formal publication of an overhaul of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol. TLS is an Internet standard used to prevent eavesdropping, tampering, and message forgery for various Internet applications. It is probably the most widely deployed network security standard in the world. Often indicated by the small green padlock in a web browser’s address bar1, TLS is used in financial transactions, by medical institutions, and to ensure secure connections in a wide variety of other applications.
TLS 1.3 represents a significant security win for the Internet and its users. We look forward to using it and tracking its adoption on the Internet.
Top 5 Security links
- Foreshadow Attacks — 3 New Intel CPU Side-Channel Flaws Discovered
- Google Tracks Android, iPhone Users Even With ’Location History’ Turned Off
- The Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM) establishes the National Cyber Security Center
- Google Chrome Bug Opens Access to Private Facebook Information
- Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Addresses Two Zero-Days in 60-Flaw Roundup