TLS 1.2

The latest version of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol. Uses asymmetric cryptography to assure who is communicating, and to exchange a symmetric key. This session key is then used to encrypt data flowing between the parties. This allows for data/message confidentiality, and message authentication codes for message integrity and as a by-product message authentication.



Established standard

Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (launch bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 29
  • Chrome for Android release 29
  • Opera release 16
  • Opera for Android release 16

Consensus & Standardization

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  • Strongly positive


Last updated on 2017-06-14