Internet Engineering Task Force released the final version of TLS 1.3, the latest version of internet security protocol, last week. Today, Mozilla has announced that Firefox now supports TLS 1.3.
What is TLS?
TLS or Transport Layer Security is an internet security protocol that enables secure communications between two computers. Different versions of TLS are used in web browsing, email services, and Voice over IP (VoIP). The main aim behind implementing TLS is to maintain privacy and data integrity between two or more communicating computer applications. TLS is the successor of SSL protocol which has become obsolete now.
TLS 1.3 – Improved performance and tighter security
TLS 1.3 has been deemed to brought notable improvements concerning security and speed.
Page load time has been significantly improved as the latest version of internet security protocol has minimized the latency by removing a whole round trip connection for session establishment.
TLS 1.3 has parted ways with the features that were found in TLS 1.2 and led to vulnerabilities such as POODLE, SLOTH, Lucky 13, etc.
For normal users, the new and improved TLS 1.3 version brings faster and safer internet which is the need of the hour.
Other companies such as Facebook, Google, and Cloudflare already support the TLS 1.3 protocol.