The Internet is an amazing invention. We marvel at how it connects people, connects ideas, and makes the world smaller. But the Internet isn’t perfect. It was put together piecemeal through publicly funded research, private investment, and organic growth that has left us with an imperfect tapestry.
TLS 1.3 (RFC 8446) was published today. This article provides a deep dive into the changes introduced in TLS 1.3 and its impact on the future of internet security.
It's no secret that Cloudflare operates at a huge scale. Cloudflare provides security and performance to over 9 million websites all around the world, from small businesses and WordPress blogs to Fortune 500 companies. That means one in every 10 web requests goes through our network.
I still remember my first foray onto the internet as a university student back in the mid 90's. It was a simpler time back then, of course; we weren't doing our personal banking or our tax returns or handling our medical records so encrypting the transport layer wasn't exactly a high priority.
Less than one month from today, on July 23, Google will start prominently labeling any site loaded in Chrome without HTTPS as "Not Secure".