Fast-encryption feature arrives in Chrome

    Date07 Dec 2010
    CategoryCryptography
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    Posted ByAlex
    Google has begun shipping a feature called False Start in its Chrome browser to speed up secure communications. False Start essentially cuts out one set of the back-and-forth conversation needed to set up a secure channel between a Web browser and Web pages. Such secure channels use technology called SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) or TLS (Transport Layer Security), and a Web site using it shows an address beginning with HTTPS rather than HTTP.

    "The latest releases of Chrome now enable a feature called SSL False Start," said Google programmer Mike Belshe in a blog post Sunday. "As of this writing, Chrome is the only browser implementing it."

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