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.
Status in Chromium
Enabled by default (tracking bug) in:
- Chrome for desktop release 29
- Chrome for Android release 29
Consensus & Standardization
- Strongly positive
Last updated on 2020-11-09