Google Chrome 56's crypto tweak 'borked thousands of computers' using Bluecoat security

Flawed TLS 1.3 takes down Chromebooks, PCs




27 Feb 2017 at 22:04, Thomas Claburn

The availability of Transport Layer Security protocol version 1.3 was supposed to make network encryption faster and more secure.


TLS 1.3 dispenses with a number of older cryptographic functions that no longer offer adequate protection, and reduces the amount of time required to negotiate “handshakes” between devices.


Google introduced support for TLS 1.3 in Chrome 56, which began rolling out for Linux, macOS, and Windows in late January, and reached Android and iOS devices a few days later.


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