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Microsoft to roll out new security protocol

Microsoft to roll out new security protocol

  • announced that the Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.3 protocol is now enabled by default in Windows 10 Insider Preview builds
  • will be rolled out to all Windows 10 systems.
  • latest version of the traffic encryption protocol was approved and published in 2018, providing improved communication security compared to its predecessors, aiming to prevent eavesdropping and tampering even by attackers in control of the network.
  • With TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 considered insecure, exposing communications to a variety of attacks, including BEAST, CRIME and POODLE, tech companies such as Cloudflare, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, and others have long been pushing for the retirement of older protocols and the broad adoption of TLS 1.3.
  • “TLS 1.3 is the latest version of the internet’s most deployed security protocol, which encrypts data to provide a secure communication channel between two endpoints. TLS 1.3 eliminates obsolete cryptographic algorithms, enhances security over older versions, and aims to encrypt as much of the handshake as possible,” Microsoft points out.
  • will add TLS 1.3 support to .NET in version 5.0
  • provides encryption earlier in the handshake to improve confidentiality and prevents interference
  • also encrypts the client certificate, to ensure privacy and eliminate renegotiation for secure client authentication.
  • enabled by default in Microsoft Edge Legacy browser
  • Internet Explorer allow users to enable TLS 1.3 by heading to Internet options
  • Chromium-based Microsoft Edge does not leverage the Windows TLS
  • (Canon recently announced that its new MFPs will support TLS 1.3)
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