Apple, Google, Mozilla, M$ Vow To Kill TLS 1 & 1.1

Apple, Google, Mozilla, M$ Vow To Kill TLS 1 & 1.1

Apple recently joined Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla in the battle against Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1 and 1.1. While Apple has been an advocate of TLS 1.2 for quite some time, they’ve not taken on hard stance on eliminating the legacy versions. However, the company just announced they’ll no longer support TLS protocols older than 1.2 as of March 2020. This is the same date Microsoft, Google, and Mozilla plan to remove support from their products.

You’ve probably noticed that most modern browsers disable these versions by default (or suggest against using them) and they must be accepted by the user if needed. This mentality is going away as all 4 companies plan to remove support completely forcing all websites to comply to TLS 1.2 or later. TLS 1 was released in 1999, so the protocol is certainly getting long in the tooth, but it still in use by many companies. TLS 1.3 was approved earlier this year, and is expected to be put to use later this month.

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