Explained: How New 'Delegated Credentials' Boosts TLS Protocol Security

    Date06 Nov 2019
    CategoryCryptography
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
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    Mozilla, in partnership with Facebook, Cloudflare, and other IETF community members, has announced technical specifications for a new cryptographic protocol called "Delegated Credentials for TLS." Delegated Credentials for TLS is a new simplified way to implement "short-lived" certificates without sacrificing the reliability of secure connections. Learn more about Delegated Credentials for TLS in an informative The Hacker News article:

    In short, the new TLS protocol extension aims to effectively prevent the misuse of stolen certificates by reducing their maximum validity period to a very short span of time, such as a few days or even hours.

    Before jumping into how Delegated Credentials for TLS works, you need to understand the current TLS infrastructure, and of course, about the core problem in it because of which we need Delegated Credentials for TLS.

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