TechStrong: Cloud Security (Sept. 25th)
IT - Encryption

An aging core internet protocol is finally getting the ax by Microsoft Corp.

But it wasn't just last month's announcement that the software vendor was ending support for versions 1.0 and 1.1 of Transport Layer Security, or TLS, but that it was actually dropping the support from the impending release of the latest beta version of Windows 11.

TLS is one of those protocols that have far-reaching influence. It provides the security for encrypting web pages - designated with the 's' in HTTPS URLs for example. It also provides for encrypted connections used today in communications tools such as virtual private networks and secure command consoles called Secure Sockets Layer shells that operate numerous servers.

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