Microsoft wants to disable tls 1.1 in Edge and IE in 2020

Oct

15

2018

Microsoft wants to disable tls 1.0 and 1.1 in early 2020 in its browsers Edge and Internet Explorer. The software maker has announced this. By announcing this early on, Microsoft hopes that site owners will have enough time to switch to tls 1.2 and 1.3.

Microsoft says it does not know about exploits in tls 1.0 and 1.1, but that there are security issues with third-party implementations. This necessitates the elimination of old web standards for site security according to the company. Moreover, the standards organization Internet Engineering Task Force wants to end the support for tls 1.1 , so that no more measures will be taken if there are exploits.

According to Microsoft, the step should cause few problems. Approximately 94 percent of the world’s best-known sites support tls 1.2 or higher and of all sessions currently 0.72 percent in Edge via tls 1.0 or 1.1, says the browser maker. Sites that are not yet available should do so quickly. Tls stands for transport security layer and is a standard for the encryption of web traffic. The first version of tls dates from about twenty years ago.

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